Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Friday as regards the U.S. vicious moves to create an international atmosphere of escalating sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK:
The U.S., Japan and the south Korean puppet group held a briefing on
the enforcement of illegal sanctions against the DPRK at the UN office
on June 30.
The briefing held by the U.S. together with its followers without
any authorization of the UN Secretariat and the UN Security Council was a
mean action unprecedented in the UN history and a mockery of the
As the DPRK has already clarified more than once, the UNSC
"resolutions on the anti-DPRK sanctions" are nothing but criminal
documents from A to Z bereft of impartiality, legality and morality as
they serve the sinister political purpose of a power and wantonly
infringe upon the independence and vital rights of a sovereign state.
For this reason, though the U.S. left no means untried to stir up
the atmosphere of sanctions by prodding some satellite states, many
countries are turning their backs on this move and the UN Secretariat
itself is shunning the explanation about the legal ground for
"resolutions on the anti-DPRK sanctions".
As the illegal "resolutions on sanctions" against the DPRK cooked up
by the U.S. at the UNSC proved unworkable, the latter put into force
its unilateral harsh sanctions against the former. In the meantime, it
is staging such despicable farce as egging Japan, south Korea and other
vassal forces on to visit various countries in a bid to pressurize and
appease them to sever normal economic and trade ties and even
diplomatic relations with the DPRK.
It is quite natural that this mean and disgusting behavior only invites international sarcasm.
They are sadly mistaken if they calculate any sanctions and pressure
will work on the DPRK making a leaping advance on the principle of
giving priority to self-development.
The ever-escalating U.S. nuclear threat and sanctions would prompt
the DPRK to bolster up its nuclear deterrent both in quality and