Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 27 as regards the U.S. announcement on another unilateral sanctions against the DPRK:
The U.S. Treasury Department announced on January 24 that it would enforce sanctions on more than ten individuals, several entities and vessels under an allegation that those designated violated its "sanctions laws".
The unilateral sanctions of the U.S. are an extension of its hostile policy to strangle the DPRK at any cost by means of sanctions and pressure accompanied by the military threats and also a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation.
The U.S. pursuit of unilateral sanctions under its so-called "sanctions laws" constitutes wanton violation of the universally recognized international laws which underline that in no case can a sovereign state be an object of jurisdiction of other country, and it is also an obvious infringement upon sovereignty and a grave act of provocation.
It is indescribably stultifying and ludicrous that the U.S. would still resort to sanctions, turning a blind eye to the prevailing reality that the DPRK has now possessed, amid the ever harshest sanctions and pressure, a powerful nuclear deterrent capable of thwarting and countering any nuclear threats of the imperialist aggression forces.
The U.S. would be well advised to awake right away from absurd way of thinking and come to its senses, and give up the anachronistic policy hostile to the DPRK and terminate the provocative acts of aggravating situation on the Korean peninsula. -0-