Alwaght- North Korea has vowed to redouble its military strength following a new round of UN sanctions over its recent nuclear test.
Official KCNA news agency cited a North Korean Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement that, the resolution, “fabricated by the US,” proves that the road Pyongyang has chosen is “absolutely right.”
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a new resolution on Monday, banning North Korea’s textile exports and capping its oil imports following Pyongyang’s nuclear test.
In response, Pyongyang promised to accelerate its weapons program.
“The Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK-North Korea's official name) will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country's sovereignty and right to existence and to preserve peace and security of the region by establishing a practical equilibrium with the US,” the statement added.
North Korea dubbed the UN resolution “illegal and evil”, saying that it was clearly “piloted” and “fabricated” by the United States.
The resolution is “a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the DPRK of its legitimate right to self-defense and completely suffocating its state and people through a full-scale economic blockade,” the statement went on.
According to the ministry, the resolution “served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road it chose to go down was absolutely right, and to strengthen its resolve to follow this road at a faster pace without the slightest diversion until this fight to the finish is over.”
North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test earlier in September. Pyongyang claimed that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
North Korea blames the US for escalating tensions in the region through its provocative military drills. Pyongyang insists that it is developing nuclear weapons to deal with growing threats posed by the US.