FM Spokesman Denounces US for Trying
to Impose Additional Sanctions on DPRK
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on September 5 as regards the fact that the US is attempting to impose additional sanctions and pressure on the DPRK over its test of H-bomb for ICBM:
The US is taking the lead in "condemning" the DPRK over its successful test of H-bomb for ICBM and going frantic in the sanctions campaign against the DPRK.
At the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council convened on September 4, the US representative demanded the adoption of a new "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK while dwelling on the ridiculous rhetoric that the DPRK is begging for war in defiance of their collective voice.
The US is running amuck to defame the DPRK, taking issue with our measures to bolster up the self-defensive nuclear force, but this is only a sophistry to hide true colours of the US as the main culprit for escalated tension and nuclear threat.
The wild and belligerent remarks of "fire and fury" let loose by Trump and the frenzied moves of the US to stifle the DPRK testify that the US is indeed the heinous aggressor who is begging for war in defiance of the collective voice of the international community calling for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
No one has the right to make a fuss about our test of H-bomb for ICBM as it is a routine and indispensable process for the implementation of the strategic line that we have chosen for ourselves, the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.
In order to thoroughly eradicate the decades-long hostile moves and nuclear threat of the US, the DPRK chose to possess nuclear weapons and is holding fast to the strategic line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
With the emergence of the Trump administration, the US has become all the more reckless in its attempts to completely obliterate the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the DPRK, and we were left with no other choice than redoubling our efforts to strengthen the state nuclear force.
The recent successful test of H-bomb for ICBM is part of our efforts to attain the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.
Now we are armed with the ultimate nuclear deterrence by which we can resolutely repel any aggression forces in any part of the world and reliably defend peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region.
The US is terribly mistaken if it thinks it can frighten or persuade the DPRK by talking about "all options" on the table and imposing the toughest sanctions and pressure upon the latter in every dimension of political, economic and military fields.
We will respond to the heinous sanctions and pressure of the US with our own mode of counteroffensive and the US shall be held totally responsible for all catastrophic consequences to be entailed.
The US should not forget even for a moment about the presence of the DPRK, the full-fledged nuclear power possessed of ICBM as well as A-bomb and H-bomb.