North Korea warns US of ‘greatest pain’ over fresh sanctions

North Korean soldiers salute at Munsu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea to mark the 69th anniversary of the country’s founding on Sep 9, 2017. (Photo: Kyodo News via AP)


SEOUL: North Korea warned on Monday (Sep 11) it would inflict “the greatest pain and suffering” on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test.

The Sep 3 detonation was the country’s largest and prompted global outrage, with the UN Security Council set to discuss a new draft resolution presented by Washington that would be the toughest-ever imposed against the isolated regime.

The US is calling for an oil embargo on Pyongyang, an assets freeze on leader Kim Jong-Un, but also an end to textile exports and to payments made to North Korean guest workers.

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Updated: 11/09/2017 — 05:07

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