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North Korean Residents Denounce U.N. Sanctions

Channels Television  
Updated August 8, 2017

North Korea’s State News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday released a video showing Pyongyang residents denouncing the United Nations’ latest sanctions imposed on the country.

In the footage, filmed by KCNA, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, Pyongyang residents equated the new sanctions to an act of war which cannot be accepted.

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Some resident said: “The so-called big countries, which have fabricated the sanctions, are the ones who have conducted most of the nuclear tests and the test-launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) whenever they want. We cannot ever accept such illegal resolution which are trying to incriminate the development of our self-defensive nuclear force.”

“Such extreme sanctions against a sovereign country are actually like an act of war. We will go straight forward along the road which we have already chosen.”

The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear programme.

The sanctions could slash North Korea’s $3 billion (2.30 billion pounds) annual export revenue by a third.

The U.S.-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood following Pyongyang’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.