North Korea Warns More Sanctions Will Only Accelerate Its Completion Of A Nuclear Force

In the ongoing game of escalating verbal ping-pong, North Korea responded on Monday to the latest condemnation by the UN Security Council which responded to Pyongyang Friday missile launch with a harsly worded verbal rebuke, and warned that the more sanctions pursued by the US and its allies, "will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force,” KCNA reported, citing ministry of foreign affairs.

The latest sanctions represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.

The North Korean statement also said that “it is a foolish dream to hope that the sanctions could work with the DPRK while the sanctions have failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.”

In other words, not only will North Korea not stop launching missiles, but it demands to be accepted as an equal member of the global nuclear club, something Trump has vowed previously he would never do.

The most recent UN sanctions include capping crude oil supplies to North Korea at present levels and reductions in other commodities. They also include banning textile imports. The sanctions were enacted after North Korea launched its sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month. Several days later, North Korea launched another ballistic missile which just like the missile launched at the end of August, flew above Japan.

On Sunday, Trump poked fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, calling him “Rocket Man” and stating that long gas lines had formed in North Korea as a result of the sanctions. Meanwhile, as Trump tweets harsh messages to Kim, Moscow and Beijing have warned all parties to avoid unnecessary escalation.

On Monday, the head of Russia’s upper house Committee for International Relations said that Moscow cannot allow the US or any country to provoke North Korea into a military conflict, as that could mean the use of weapons of mass destruction near the country’s borders. Instead, Russia and China have proposed a ‘double-freeze’ plan which would see Pyongyang suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korea military exercises. That plan has been rejected by Washington


The Alarmist Sep 18, 2017 2:14 PM Permalink

One stupid question: Where have sanctions like these ever worked? In my memory, the resolution in nearly every case was either continued isolation of the target, or an invasion.

redmudhooch Sep 18, 2017 12:42 PM Permalink

I like this Lil Kim guy, I wish we had "leaders" that stood up for their people like he does.MAGA! Fuck da  Jewish Supremacists.Biggest racists in America/World are the Jewish Supremacists.Jews Owned the African Slave Trade… Don't believe me? Ask a former Zionist himself.Benjamin H. Freedman speech (UNEDITED VERSION!) 1961 The Hidden Tyranny by Benjamin Freedman (pdf) are Facts The Truth About the Khazars (the so-called Jews) Jewish Defector Warns America…

Catahoula Sep 18, 2017 12:17 PM Permalink

What would you do if somebody continues to threaten to blow up your home? Cry to the police you hate so much? Un must be eliminated. He has proven as much. Put China to the test. In the end, China has much more to lose than the USA. Time for USA to stop allowing Communist regimes like China to continue extorting American taxpayers with currency manipulation and grossly unfair trade practices. 

farflungstar Sep 18, 2017 11:44 AM Permalink

 Some interesting points:

  1. The Korean state is 3250 years old.
  2. They had book printing 320 years before Gutenberg.
  3. Luxury jeeps on the streets of Pyongyang suggest the country is not as poor as people say.
  4. Info about and footage of Kim's pretty, pop-star wife
  5. Russian population centers of Vladivostok and Hassan are a few miles away - if war comes to N. Korea, particularly nuclear war, it will be a disaster for Russia too.
  6. North and South Koreans think of themselves as one nation, one race, and both are fiercely nationalistic and look down on other races. The two countries are much closer emotionally than people in the West realize. Foreigners are enemies in North and South alike.
  7. N. Korea has a complex caste system which is officially supported. It has 51 castes.
  8. N. Korea abandoned Marxism in the 1970s!
  9. Why the energy embargo won't hurt the North much (they have plenty of coal)
  10. A look inside a typical Korean apartment.
  11. Government decisions are made collectively - it is not an autocracy headed by Kim.
  12. Government and army extremely rational in their behavior.
  13. A very tough, united people prepared to fight for their lives. No 5th column. People trained for nuclear war, not intimidated by it.
  14. N. Korea has diplomatic relations with 161 nations, but not with US.
  15. N. Koreans are ready to fight, and not afraid of war. Impossible to bring this proud people to their knees.  

gatorengineer Sep 18, 2017 10:17 AM Permalink

Sorry the US is looking more of a buffoon then usual.... Two real choices at this point1) Ignore him, and arm our ""Allies"" in the area with nukes (perhaps even Taiwan).2) Sanction the crap out of China.Orange Jesus is drawing more red lines then the brown clown.

az_patriot Sep 18, 2017 10:12 AM Permalink

"...a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century."Oh, REALLY?  NK's defense technology is decades old.  Much of their equipment is in disrepair and spare parts are nowhere to be found.  Their Dear Leader is a murderous thug -- killing family members (his entire Uncle's family, for example) and, in a somewhat random fashion, people in his inner circle, "to send a message".  He's starving the country so he can build more toy rockets to satisfy his world-class ego.  Kim is the embodiment of everything evil and most of the things that are wrong with this world. He needs nuclear weapons like a loaded handgun needs to be handed to a psychopathic juvenile delinquent.

az_patriot Horse Pizzle Sep 18, 2017 10:19 AM Permalink

Maybe not 20 minutes, but any engagement probably wouldn't last very long, relatively speaking.  NK is total stone age.  A greater worry is how to handle the more or less conventional weapons that Kim has trained on Seoul, many of which probably include chemical weapons.  An attack on NK, however justified, could quickly become a bloodbath to the south.

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az_patriot dogismycopilot Sep 18, 2017 10:30 AM Permalink

I have little doubt that we've been collecting intel on NK for a long, long time and our technologies to do so are vastly superior to anything that existed in the days of Iwo Jima.  We know FAR more about NK than Kim thinks we do.  This is just my opinion, but I think the only thing holding us back is the threat Kim poses to SK.  Until we can find a way to contain the damage he might cause to SK in the period of time that he's being obliterated, our hands are tied.

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HRClinton Sep 18, 2017 9:41 AM Permalink

I'm more worried about an "Ex Navy Seal J. Johnson" posting another impending Doom article, than Lil Kim-chi causing the doom.The best move is to just leave him alone and ignore him. 

Animal Mother Sep 18, 2017 9:33 AM Permalink

Former SEAL Commander Jocko Wilink came up with the idea of air-dropping 25 million Iphones on them and then putting a satellite over them giving them access to free WiFi, and something along those lines is the way to win this thing. Information in the hands of the NK people, not sanctions, is what will defeat Fat Boy. That, and another Team America movie. The DoD must FORCE Stone and Parker to make the T.A. sequel to defeat Fat Boy. 

J. Peasemold G… Animal Mother Sep 18, 2017 11:29 AM Permalink

Sorry to rain on Jocko's parade but while the concept of freeing the minds of the NK peeps is admirable and would go a long way to hastening the demise of King Fatboy III, but the practical realities of such an action are that it is an untennable proposition.Getting a LEO device positioned over Nork and concealing it from the military would be a minor miracle in itself. And I suggest that an iPhone alone might not quite be able to make the distance for even the lowest orbiting devices. An encrypted sat up/down link perhaps is more the thing I would think if used in tandem with the iPhone.Having said all that the bigger problem is power, or lack thereof: [PayWall]. Viewed from space the Nork is very dark at night when compared to the bright lights of the South.Solutions could include dropping solar panels and high capacity storage batteries. Do I smell a whiff of eMusk in the air? Or perhaps resurrecting WW2 and survival gear style hand cranked or pedal powered dynamos.As a last resort the people should keep King Fatboy III literally seated on the throne for as long as possible so that they can harvest the prodigious methane gas eminating from between the royal flabby cheeks to run a green but not necessarily clean conversion plant. Hell with all that loose skin I have a mind to suggesting a wave conversion strategy that would top up intervals between methane output. Gives a whole new meaning to base 'load' power supply!J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

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otschelnik Sep 18, 2017 9:30 AM Permalink

Are there any other screws to tighten on PRNK?   Its starting to look like a scene from Ground Hog Day; the Rocket Man shoots a missile, the UN announces new sanctions, Putin counsels patience, China promises to influence them, the US conducts naval manuevers....

Lt. Frank Drebin Sep 18, 2017 9:17 AM Permalink

I vaguely remember some Jorge Washington guy speaking about foreign entanglements. Was some kinda of warning from an old white dude in the 18th century if memory serves. I don't remember much because teacher had me scratch my itchy brain with a crayon while we learned adding squares.