EU Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

Geneva Matthews
October 18, 2017

According to media reports, North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador told the United Nations general assembly's disarmament committee that Pyongyang has the right to possess defense nuclear weapons.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday asserted that his diplomatic efforts to relax tensed relations with North Korea will continue "until the first bomb drops".

The caution was contained in a copy of North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong's prepared remarks for a discussion on nuclear weapons by a U.N. General Assembly committee.

Leaflets apparently from North Korea calling Trump a "mad dog" and depicting gruesome images of him have turned up across central Seoul in recent days, adding an unusually personal element to North Korean propaganda.

He warned that "the entire continental territory of the United States is in the reach of our fire" and that if the USA undertake an invasion, "they will not be able to escape our strict punishment anywhere in the world".

The US hasn't ruled out direct talks with North Korea following talks with its ally Japan.

The ministers also cut the amount of money that people can send to North Korea from $17,700 to $5,900, saying they believe the remittances are being used to back Pyongyang's arms program. In turn, the United States and its allies are constantly carrying out large-scale naval exercises in the region.

In addition, North Korea announced the possibility of a nuclear test soon in the Pacific, and US President Donald Trump threatened to completely destroy the country.

What's more, North Korea is unlikely to be able to hit the continental United States with nuclear weapons.

The European Union has imposed new sanctions on North Korea aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear and ballistic weapons program.

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