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North Korea threatens to ‘sink’ Japan and reduce US to ‘ashes and darkness’ in response to latest UN sanctions


A North Korean state agency threatened to use nuclear weapons to sink Japan, and reduce the US to ashes and darkness for supporting a UN Security Council resolution. The 15-member Security Council voted unanimously for banning North Korea’s textile exports, that are the second largest only to coal and mineral, and capping fuel supplies. The North reiterating threats to destroy the US, Japan and South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said to respond on North Korea: having our own nuclear weapons will not maintain peace on the Korean peninsula and could lead to a nuclear arms race in northeast Asia. Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters: This announcement is extremely provocative and egregious. It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable. North Korea had already rejected the Security Council resolution, vowing to press ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes. The North accuses the US, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.


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