Yesterday North Korea threatened the United States with a pre-emptive nuclear strike, which immediately increased the level of rhetoric before the Security Council of the UN approve the new sanctions against the controversial country.
Susan Rice, the UN ambassador at the United Nations, said the North Korean threats will not get anything positive and would only further isolate the country. In the afternoon, the international community kept its promise to stop the “threats and provocations” by North Korea through its nuclear program and passed several new and harsh sanctions against Pyongyang, which seeks to limit their financial transactions and further isolate the regime.
“The hardness, extent and severity of these sanctions will raise the price that North Korea will pay for its illicit nuclear program,” said Rice.
North Korea accused the United States of using military exercises in South Korea as a means to promote a nuclear war. “Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will exercise our right to a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor to protect our supreme interest,” the Foreign Ministry of North Korea, transmitted through the official agency KCNA news.
Against such threats the United States said they are fully able to defend against any missile attack from North Korea.