North Korea vows ‘action’ over UN sanctions

North Korea vows ‘action’ over UN sanctions

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

During the ASEAN summit in the Philippines, North Korea condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the US.

The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from the Philippines’ capital Manila.

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