North Korea pledges ‘powerful counter measures’ against sanctions

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 7 (Reuters) – North Korea on Thursday pledged to take “powerful counter measures” to respond to U.S. pressure or any new sanctions against it over its missile program, accusing Washington of wanting war.

Pyongyang’s pledge, made in a statement by its delegation to an economic forum in Russia’s Far East, came after the United States said it wanted the U.N. Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country’s exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Source: North Korea pledges ‘powerful counter measures’ against sanctions

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