North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has called them the strongest sanctions yet against North Korea.
North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes.
US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In today agreed that North Korea poses a "grave and growing direct threat" to most of the world as the two leaders in a telephone call welcomed the new sanctions imposed on Pyongyang by the UNSC.
"This is not 'Give me 30 days and we're ready to talk.' It's not quite that simple".
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North Korea dismissed offers of talks from the South during a rare meeting between the two rivals' foreign ministers, Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.
"The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea".
North Korea has threatened to launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the U.S. after tough United Nations sanctions were imposed on it following the test firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The new sanctions ban exports of coal, iron, lead, and seafood; halt North Korea's guest worker programs and blacklist over a dozen individuals and entities, including the country's primary foreign exchange bank.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho to calmly react to measures to curb its exports and avoid more provocations when they met on Sunday in Manila, where diplomats from more than 20 countries are attending a security forum. "The sanctions will have an economic impact but little effect on the strategic intent to develop ballistic missiles".
China is North Korea's longstanding ally.
'I think perhaps the more important element to that is just the message that this sends to North Korea about the unacceptability the entire global community finds what they're doing to be'. In typical North Korean media bluster, it said the US mainland would, quote, "sink into an unimaginable sea of fire on the day it dares to touch our country".
They urged rival claimant states in the South China Sea "to refrain from land reclamation, construction of outposts, militarization of disputed features, and undertaking unilateral actions that cause permanent physical change to the marine environment in areas pending delimitation".