North Korea has said the most recent set of sanctions of the United Nations against the country is an “act of war.”
On Friday, the UN Security Council agreed on new sanctions, as a response to the missile tests that were carried out by North Korea.
According to KCNA news agency, Pyongyang has said that the decision puts the Korean peninsula’s stability at risk.
The resolution that was agreed by the United Nations was drafted by the United States, which has been aiming to stop North Korea from building the nation’s nuclear capabilities.
The tough sanctions drew in support from all of the members of the Security Council of the United Nations; one measure will cut the imports of North Korea of petrol by as much as 90 percent.
North Korea said in a statement: “The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is getting more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country.”
The nation aims to consolidate its nuclear defence, it said in the statement, with a view to eliminating the “nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves” of the United States.
Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has been trading open insults with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, this year, saying that he would “totally destroy” North Korea.
Jong-un struck back, saying that the US President is “mentally deranged.”
As a response to the most recent sanctions of the United Nations, Trump said that “The World wants Peace, not Death!”