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North Korea defiant over UN sanctions, says US will suffer 'greatest pain'

Trump said Monday's sanctions were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its weapons programmes

Jack Kim Roberta Rampton | Reuters 

North Korea remained defiant over new UN sanctions imposed for its latest nuclear test, vowing on Wednesday to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a US invasion. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday’s sanctions, unanimously agreed on Monday by the 15-member U.N. Security Council, were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its weapons programmes. The North’s Foreign Ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 12:10 IST
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