File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korea hits back at US for sanctions against officials

ANI | Updated: Dec 11, 2018 13:40 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Dec 11 (ANI): Following the imposition of sanctions on three of its officials, the North Korean state media here on Tuesday hit back at the United States for pressuring the South-Asian nation.
The US sanctions blacklisted top aides to North Korean leader, including Choe Ryong-hae, Vice Chairman of the ruling Workers' Party, for their alleged involvement in human right violation.
Terming the sanctions as "hostile act", the communist nation stated that the US is countering the goodwill partnership forged during the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June this year, reported Yonhap.
North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun also called the US allegations against North Korea an "intolerable political provocation."
Furthermore, the US also froze the properties and interests of the North-Korean within the US and banned them from processing any transactions with the US citizens.
The sanctions imposed are the latest effort by the US to mount pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme and achieve denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula. (ANI)

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