Defiant North Korea Blasts "Evil" UN Sanctions, Vows To Accelerate Nuclear Program

North Korea has responded to the toughest, if watered down, United Nations Security Council sanctions ever imposed against the isolated country with its most strident rhetoric yet.

In its first official response to the new resolution, North Korea’s foreign ministry released a statement deriding the sanctions as an act of “heinous provocation,” saying the new economic restrictions only strengthened its desire to build nuclear weapons. We will “follow this road at a faster pace without the slightest diversion until this fight to the finish is over,” Bloomberg reported.

The adoption of another illegal and evil ‘resolution on sanctions’ piloted by the U.S. served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road it chose to go down was absolutely right,” the ministry said, according to KCNA. “The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence."

The resolution is “a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the DPRK of its legitimate right to self-defense and completely suffocating its state and people through a full-scale economic blockade,” the statement went on.

The country once again asserted its right to self-defense, adding that the country’s nuclear push was ‘absolutely right,’” according to the Financial Times.

The statement of defiance came after Han Tae-song, the country’s ambassador to the UN, proclaimed that Pyongyang was “ready to use a form of ultimate means,” warning again the US that it would face the “greatest pain it ever experienced in history” for leading the UN move. Han’s remarks echoed a similar threat issued by state media early Monday morning local time, while negotiations were presumably still underway.  

North Korean state media also lashed out against a recent agreement between Washington and Seoul to end the South’s 500kg limit on missile warheads, a deal likened by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper to “a ridiculous act of a mudfish trying to become a dragon in the sky.”

As reported on Monday, to secure the sanctions’ safe passage, the US was forced to concede several of its initial demands, including a total oil embargo and the freezing of assets tied to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un and senior members of his government. Russia and China have called on the US to resume talks with North Korea, repeating that a suspension of joint military drills between the US and South Korea could kick-start diplomacy with Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, in another unwelcome development that will only serve to escalate tensions between the North and the US, Seoul and Japan, two of the groups that monitor the North’s weapons program have raised their estimates regarding the strength of the country’s weapons program. Norsar and 38 North, two North Korea research groups, on Tuesday upgraded their estimates of the recent nuclear test’s explosive yield to 200-300 kilotons and 250 kilotons respectively, implying that it was up to 30 times more powerful than the previous test


fx Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:03 Permalink

Who can blame them? Owning nuclear weapons is the only true deterrent to getting bombed into pieces by uncle sam.

ATM BaBaBouy Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:50 Permalink

I think Bubble Boy is just the testing lab for Iranian missile and nuke technology. NKOR shoots them up and Iran gets to test all of it's technology without the ned to go to the UN to try to defend itself.NKOR gets Iranian oil and the chance to act like they mean a shit to anyone on the world. I mean really, who gives one fuck what some ass backward, fifedom in the middle of nowhere does or doesn't do? 

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dark fiber Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:06 Permalink

Look all the Norks are going to do with a few nuclear missiles is polish them and exhibit them on parades.  There is only one country in the world that has repeatedly implied the use of nuclear weapons if they don't get their way and that is not Russia, or China.  Got it?

ToSoft4Truth Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:07 Permalink

Americans armed-up when Obama was elected.  Get ready for the looters while you still can.  One the EMP pops, we're all enemies for at least the first few months 

lil dirtball ToSoft4Truth Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:25 Permalink

There won't be any EMP's - it's pure bullshit, they don't exist (else, someone would have noticed back in the 50's when they were testing all those 'nukes').

However, at the last tribe meeting, they did discuss an intentional hacking of the grid sometime in the future to fulfill the agenda of bringing the US to it's knees so the NWO could be kicked into high gear.

New solar panel field down at the prison ... prolly not too far off.

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Dg4884 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:12 Permalink

Un's response tells you all you need to know about what's really happening.  "Accelerate"?  We have been fed daily doses that the Norks are already hot and and have capabilities to launch nukes.  Sounds to me like deep state and MIC are the only one's looking for trouble.

cherry picker Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:13 Permalink

NK hasn't attacked anyone in a long time, regardless of threats.Time for USA which has attacked numerous countries the last two decades to get off it's high horse and back off.The world can see who the aggressor is here.  what the MSM says doesn't count.  MSM is to USA what Pravda was to USSR.

cherry picker Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:19 Permalink

I guess murdering over 20 percent of NK population wasn't good enough in the fifties.Now they want to starve NK to submit.  It won't happen.Maybe the USA should be sanctioned for a while and the hippos at Walmart will dissappear.

natxlaw Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:30 Permalink

I hear the Norks may be using Bitcoin. But Jaime Dimon says it's a scam and someone will get killed. Sure looking like someone will be King Dollar.

ThrowAwayYourTV Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:00 Permalink

If crazy ass North Korea gets nukes then South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Phillippines etc will all want nukes to protect themselves against the crazy reincarnated from a tree leader of Noth Korea.Two things Kim, the psycho reincarnated from a tree and delivered to the peaople vis a giant stalk should know as soon as they grow their own brains.(1) Don't mess witjh the two most powerful forces on the planet, the U.S. and the U.N.and (2) Think, Aldof Hitler, Joseph Starlin, Mao Zedong, Ldi Amin, Osama bin Laden, Sadam Husseim, Muammar Gaddafi, Manuel Noriega, etc. etc. etc.They wouldnt play with others either. 

fx ThrowAwayYourTV Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:03 Permalink

You omitted all the dictators that were installed and/or propped up by the USofA, how's that? Didn't you know them or would they just spoil your narrative?Pinochet, Baby Doc, the house of Saud...Oh, Bin laden was trained and eqipped by the C!A , in case you forgot that. here is a list of dictatorships sponsored or still sponsored by the USA. Very long and impressive, I'd say...…

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gcjohns1971 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:23 Permalink

You can still buy the rest of the world a little time before Armageddon by nuking NK today.  No one wants or needs NK regime change.But no one will tolerate the immature and dangerous way NK goes about nuclearization.Every time NK conducts an unannounced launch NK, Russia, and China come within 10 minutes of being nuked in return.There are 10 minutes to decide whether to respond after launch detection. About 3 of those minutes are needed to pinpoint whether the launch was on the NK, Russia, or Chinese sides of the border.To sustain Mutually-Assured-Destruction (MAD) the only thing to do is target all three.  Failing to do this gives the one not targeted incentive to launch.  This leads, eventually, to someone being nuked.If you allow MAD to be breached then nuclear war is the inescapable result.

The Alarmist gcjohns1971 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:42 Permalink

Russia has 10 to 15 minutes from detection to impact because they have no orbital detection and tracking systems. The US has space based sensors that give it the luxury of perhaps another 10 minutes and, more importantly, a reasonably good means of immediately determining the launch point since the system alerts on the launch plume. But even with a ground based radar detection system, it would not be too difficult to work backwards to the launch point to a reasonably high confidence.

Of course, if we are dealing with SLBMs, then yeah, I guess we have to nuke them all and let God sort them out.

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Rich Monk Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:00 Permalink

What irony. The USA spends "Trillions" on defence evey few years, but 19 arabs with box cutters beat the entire US Military on 9/11. In Iraq and Afghanistan, bearded guys with 30-40 year AK-47s have neutralized moden American Military hardware, and now a fat guy with a bad haircut in N. Korea can defy the American government to no end. The USA is now the paper Tiger of an Empire slowing, but rapidly coming to it's final destination.

Verniercaliper Rich Monk Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:29 Permalink

Rich I have the opposite view....the US Deep State is winning everywhere as the useful idiots dying pointlessly on battlefields all over the world have yet to figure out. Vietnam was a case in point. The Communists were screwed the moment Nixon reached out to China and doubly so when the defoliant spraying began, but Ho Chi Minh was to old and narrow minded to see that he needed to cut a deal. Now Vietnam is a cheap labor camp that exists at the pleasure of the Chinese superpower. Vietnam was a win for the MIC in a big way. It's the same today in Syria....keep the game going, keep them killing each other.

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aldousd Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:35 Permalink

North Korea will never give up their nukes. Sanctions, idle threats, etc, will not get rid of them. It's the only thing that keeps their 'demands' relevant in the world, and they know it. Get used to it. NK is a nuclear power now, and will be until someone uses them and kills us all.

Stinkytofu (not verified) Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:40 Permalink

EXCELLENT!!!go ahead and accelerate that program, set off a few more nukular blastsunderneath that already brittle and collapsing mountain! "South Korea detects radioactive gas from North Korea bomb test" china is closer....much closer.  and the radiation will be spreadinginto china as well.  xi won't be happy about that.  so go ahead, b'rer kim, light off a'nudder one under the briar patch!

Stinkytofu (not verified) YourAverageJoe Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:48 Permalink

The radiation level in Changbai Korean autonomous county – the closest Chinese urban area to the Punggye-ri test facility – climbed gradually from an average of 104.9 nanograys per hour immediately after the test on Sunday to 108.5 on Tuesday, according to figures released by China’s environment ministry.By Wednesday morning the average level in the county, which lies about 80km west of the blast site, had risen to 110.7 with a peak of 112.5.…

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