After President Trump scored a major foreign policy achievement with U.N. sanctions against North Korea, the rogue nation responded that they would unleash a “thousands-fold” revenge against the United States.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved $1.5 billion in U.S.-drafted sanctions against North Korea that a British ambassador pinned on the nation itself. He claimed the sanctions “will lead to further suffering for its own people” something that “could prove to be catastrophic for the whole world.”
Even the New York Times called the sanctions “a diplomatic victory for the Trump administration.”
Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, and frequent critic of President Trump, acknowledged the move was a major foreign policy achievement.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 5, 2017
North Korea responded in their usual manner – all bluster, little reality.
In a statement, North Korea warned they would take a “stern action of justice” and launch a “thousands-fold” revenge against America.
Via USA Today:
North Korea said Monday it will launch “thousands-fold” revenge against the United States, after the United Nations imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile programs.
The statement came after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new U.S.-drafted sanctions Saturday, including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion.
“We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the U.S. pay a price for its crime against our country and people,” the reclusive nation warned, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.
Tensions have been rising as North Korea continues to conduct missile tests using weapons that are purportedly capable of hitting the United States.
Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham has stated the U.S. already has “a military option to destroy North Korea’s program and North Korea itself” on the table.
China responded to the sanctions by finally getting involved in trying to stop North Korea. They have now warned Pyongyang that they need to make a “smart decision” and stop conducting missile launches and nuclear tests.
It’d be a smart decision to stop trying to test President Trump.
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