North Korea Doubles Down On Threat Of "Greatest Possible Pain And Suffering" After Latest UN Sanctions

Tyler Durden's picture

You've probably heard this one before.

After the United Nations unanimously voted to impose stricter sanctions on Kim Jong Un's regime on Monday, North Korea again vociferously rejected the unanimous Security Council decision and issued its latest in a string of threats, recycling verbatim language it had used on Monday (local time) when the US was still calling for a total ban on energy imports to the North. At the time, the North warned that it would inflict the greatest possible painon the US if more sanctions were to be imposed.

Well, later that day, the Security Council unanimously voted to impose "stricter" (not really) sanctions on the North. The resolution cut North Korean exports by 90% and reduced the refined products available to North Korea by 44% and fuel by 30%, however it did not touch the North Korean oil trade, a key factor for Beijing. Of course, this represented a dramatic watering-down of the US's original sanctions proposal, which excluded Trump's prior demands for an oil import ban as well as an international asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un, concessions made in an attempt to win the support of Moscow and Beijing. 

As expected, a North Korean diplomat immediately blasted the measures as "unlawful" according to Reuters:

“‘My delegation condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the latest illegal and unlawful U.N. Security Council resolution,” Pyongyang’s ambassador, Han Tae Song, told the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.


Han accused the U.S. administration of being ‘fired up for political, economic, and military confrontation,’ and of being ‘obsessed with the wild game of reversing the DPRK’s development of nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase.’”

... Before issuing the following familiar threat.

"The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is “ready to use a form of ultimate means,” Han said without elaborating. The forthcoming measures by DPRK will make the U.S. "suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history,” he said.

As usual, the North's words were largely ignored by the US. One US diplomat – disarmament ambassador Robert Wood – took the floor at the Security Council meeting to praise the sanctions, saying they sent “a very clear and unambiguous message” to the Kim regime.

"U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood took the floor to say that the Security Council resolution “frankly sent a very clear and unambiguous message to the regime that the international community is tired, is no longer willing to put up provocative behaviour from this regime”.


“My hope is the regime will hear the message loud and clear and it will choose a different path,” Wood said.


“We call on all countries to vigorously implement these new sanctions and all other existing sanctions,” he added."

While Korea’s threats have sometimes portended coming nuclear or missile tests, a Friday report from NBC has complicated matters somewhat by relaying that Chinese leaders have said they would intervene to protect Pyongyang if the war of words erupts into a full-scale military conflict on the peninsula, a message they, too, delivered previously in what is becoming a giant geopolitical melodrama on constant rewind.

As for North Korea's threat, Pyongyang cable providers apparently don’t carry E! or CNN, otherwise Kim Jong Un would know how laughable his "max pain" threat is when compared to "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"... or the 2016 presidential campaign.

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thatthingcanfly's picture

"Suffer the greatest possible pain..."

They're going to make us listen to rap music?

_RRR_'s picture

I miss the nk-pics where Kim Il Sung looks at things

sons don't follow up their fathers no more. Miserable times

YUNOSELL's picture

If you can't Beat-em, then Jong-Un

Internet-is-Beast's picture

Here's the plan. They know that there is major climate change that will end human life on earth by 2030 (per Guy McPherson and others). There is already a nearly ice free arctic and gigatons of methane are being released into the atmosphere; it's the methane that is the problem rather than CO2. For what is going on currently in the US check out

Notice that little war that's about to happen with North Korea? A false flag would make good on little Kim Jung Un's threat of a major catastrophe in the US. Namely, he is going to nuke Yellowstone (that's why Kim and Yellowstone have been in the news so much). That will cause the volcano to explode and with all the soot in the air, they will provide instant global cooling, even though the population will eventually shrink to 500 million per Georgia Guidestones. They blame the volcano on Kim, drop on H-bomb on Pyongyang. Then the Chinese enter the war and WWIII happens, creating a nuclear winter, thus cooling the planet even more. Meanwhile the elites are off living in the southern hemisphere underground.

/0.5* sarc

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

I wouldn't enjoy this so much if Fat Boy didn't talk like a 2nd grader on the playground.  He cracks me up. Probably cracks his slaves up as well but they are killed for laughing at Dear Leader.

abyssinian's picture

So are they going to send more missiles in to the ocean? 

gaoptimize's picture

Set off Nuke EMP satellite?

The Alarmist's picture

Worse than that ... he's going to kill the Kardashians and unleash a flood of cheap, knockoff Robert E. Lee statues into US cities.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

As a Georgia Guidestone Fan, I'm all for this plan. 

Arranging tickets to New Zealand now for the whole family.

Got The Wrong No's picture

It appears that Little Kim likes his sanctions full strength instead of the watered down version. Sock it to him.   

Stan522's picture

Remember when the US pumped in loud rock music to Noriega in Nicaragua when they were trying to get him to surrender.....? If you are too young, go look it up....

wildbad's picture

psst: that was panama

nomad943's picture

Radio was limited in those dys. We didnt have Hip Hop nation on a satalite feed.

The Alarmist's picture

Yeah, and unless you were duped into one of those monthly music "clubs" you didn't have to subscribe to hear your music.

Internet-is-Beast's picture

He was really into Pachelbel's Canon, so you can imagine the effect that had on him.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Me, myself and I (Supreme Leader Mix)

SoDamnMad's picture

No, they are going to detonate the nuc in one of the two satellites that orbit over America.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

North Korea Doubles Down On Threat Of "Greatest Possible Pain And Suffering" After Latest UN Sanctions

My response: This does NOT look like it is going to end well for DPNK.

I no longer believe the US is going to do anything. Instead, I believe the US will let DPNK wither on the vine until either a regime change occurs or DPNK have a change of heart. It may take a year or longer, but who cares.

gatorengineer's picture

Trump draws as many red lines as obongo.  I don't regret my vote but he is turning into a realbclown.

in_xanadu_did_kubla_khan's picture

WTF is the DPNK? You mean the DPRK? It's the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. They don't recognize themselves as the "north" Korea.

That said Democratic is a most if not all countries that claim being Democratic.

buzzsaw99's picture

i don't understand why the west coast of japan isn't bristling with weapons by now.

FreeShitter's picture

Because its all bullshit.

buzzsaw99's picture

what is bullshit is the claim that the usa can shoot down missiles.  if they could shoot down nork missiles over japan they would have already.

lil dirtball's picture

> what is bullshit is the ....

No, really - it's all just bullshit. All of it. Your world - bullshit. Stageshow ... whatever you want to call it. It's not real. It's all just made-up bullshit by the (((media))) (all six of 'em).

I don't even read this shit. It's laughable. And, so, that should be our response to all this political nonsense. Laughter. We should laugh at these imposter's for the clowns that they are. All of 'em.


... continual crisis ...

"You live in a theme park." - Joe Walsh

HardAssets's picture

Great wisdom expressed

People get themselves all worked up over what is likely not real. I recently read an account of the history of North Korea's attempts to make peace with the U.S. It goes back for decades. Our mental picture of Kim comes from (admittedly) controlled media. Who knows if any of it is true ?

Some suggest that the N. Koreans reviewed U.S. history of agreements with various regimes and came to the conclusion that the only way to insure their survival is to have a Big Stick.

What's true ? Beats me.

lil dirtball's picture

> What's true ?

Bloodlines. Old, neopotistic families who were millionaires and billionaires hundreds of years ago - perhaps longer. Their progeny now rule the world and just about everything in it, including our perception of what is true and real.

This guy goes long and far in seeking and finding the truth:

This is a good one - goes way back:

MaxThrust's picture

If this goes on any longer NK is going to run out of adjectives.

Fake Trump's picture

He doesn't need adjectives. Trump does. Kim needs only verbs.

HRClinton's picture

Bigly. Huge/yuge. Happy. Unbelievable. Beautiful.


equity_momo's picture

According to that last article , the no1 tail risk for markets is NK.   So every time any of the retards involved in this charade speak (fat Kim , dumb Nikki , presidents , war generals etc) the market should hiccup.

Futures look green to me and on a tear this week.    So much for the experts who think no1 risk to markets is NK.



Byrond's picture

If China thinks that the US markets are going to crash, they might as well use NK and Russia and Iran to conquer the world.

NotApplicable's picture

Banks. That's the tail-risk you're looking for.

Stan522's picture

Go eFf yourself Kim......

Byrond's picture

If NK threatened to nuke the Chinese Apple factories, they'd get anything they asked for. Anything except free iPhones. Because some things are simply impossible.

Anarchyteez's picture

Bullish. S&P up 1.2% today.

TheSilentMajority's picture

More missile and nuke tests coming this week or next.

Fake Trump's picture

Are you sure? Never mind what you are saying is nothing burger. 

HRClinton's picture

Know what? I'm actually starting to cheer for this Kim-chi guy.

Love the way the underdog is pissing on the shoes of the Big Bully.

"Are you not entertained" also?

vesna's picture

They will bomb USA with naked Yellen pictures.

floosy's picture

Jesus christ no!!!  We surrender