DPRK condemns latest UN Security Council resolution imposing extra sanctions

PYONGYANG, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) early Wednesday condemned and categorically rejected the latest UN Security Council resolution imposing extra sanctions over its Sept. 3 nuclear test.

The DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the UN Security Council Resolution 2375 was "fabricated by the U.S. employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods," it said.

The UN Security Council Tuesday adopted a new resolution imposing extra sanctions on the DPRK, including restricting its crude and refined oil imports, banning its textile exports and restricting overseas firms from hiring DPRK citizens.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the sanctions on the DPRK were "just another very small step" and "nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen."

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Tuesday that the resolution called for a peaceful settlement through diplomatic and political means, supported the resumption of six-party talks and stressed measures to de-escalate tension on the peninsula.

[ Editor: meng ]
 

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