North Korea smashes US, UN for its sanctions

Last Updated: Feb 14 2018 13:21

SEOUL- On Monday, North Korea's United Nations mission smashed the United Nations and the United States for the strict sanctions enforced on the country due to its nuclear weapons programme.

On Tuesday, North Korea's United Nation mission smashed the United Nations and United States' decision of enforcing sanctions on the isolated country due to its persistent nuclear projectile tests.

In a written statement, the North Korean mission called the sanctions "despicable" and "criminal", saying they are "suffocating" people`s livelihood and public health in North Korea, the Anadolu news agency reported.

"This clearly proves that the UN Security Council, overpowered by high-handedness and arbitrariness of the U.S., has only turned into the tool of infringement on people's rights and barbarous state-sponsored terrorism."

"Such "illegal" sanctions threaten the exercise of human rights of the North Korean people," said the mission in a statement, condemning the United States Government.Last week, US Vice-President Mike Pence said Washington D.C. was planning to enforce "toughest and most aggressive" sanctions against Pyongyang.