After Kim Threatens “Greatest Pain In American History.”
North Korean dictator threatened the US with “The Greatest Pain In Us History” if they proceed with sanctions. The UN, with US Ambassador Nikki Haley’s full support, called his bluff and put the sanctions into play.
The United Nations Security Council adopted the strict new sanctions against the North Korean government on Monday; raising the stakes as Kim Jong Un warned the United States of “unbearable consequences” over the punishing resolution.
A Major Blow To The North Korean Economy
According to the Associated Press, the UN sanctions ban the communist nation from importing specific types of natural gas and stops the regime from exporting goods and workers to foreign trade partners.
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised the sanctions, saying, “These are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea,” but warned “these steps only work if all nations implement them completely and aggressively.”
“Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea […] We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing,” she added.
“If it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it. … If North Korea continues its dangerous path, we will continue with further pressure,” said Haley.
“Hostile sanctions are like a delusion tantamount to expecting foolishly that the ocean would dry up,” said a North Korea official, adding the United States should expect “a very strong response, with unbearable consequences.”