North Korea says U.S. to 'pay dearly' for Haley's 'hysteric fit'

North Korea says U.S. to 'pay dearly' for Haley's 'hysteric fit'

North Korea says U.S. to 'pay dearly' for Haley's 'hysteric fit'

In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, North Korea's foreign ministry warned Washington that if it did "rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the US pays due price".

Compared to the initial US-draft, given to all 15 council members on Wednesday, the new text would still impose a ban on North Korea's textile exports, but it no longer blacklists leader Kim Jong Un or the national airline.

Japan, the United States and South Korea are urged to ramp up pressure on other countries to facilitate implementation of sanctions resolutions.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the tough new measures were a message to Pyongyang that "the world will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea", but she also held out the prospect of a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

The US official said the ban on textile exports would deprive North Korea of some $726 million in annual revenue.

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Britain and France - permanent Security Council members along with the US, China and Russian Federation - have given Washington their unequivocal backing.

The first USA -penned resolution was weakened following negotiations primarily between the United States and China, which is Pyongyang's closest ally and trading partner, with Beijing apparently anxious that stopping the flow of crude oil could disrupt the lives of ordinary North Korean people.

North Korea recently announced it had tested its most powerful nuclear weapon yet and has continued to conduct missile tests, all in defiance of the worldwide community. The country is already subject to sanctions that restrict its ability to export some commodities such as iron ore and limit its use of the global financial system.

They have proposed a freeze-for-freeze which would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea stopping their joint military exercises - something the Trump administration has rejected as a false equivalence.

Some British officials warned, in private, that if the original United States proposal went forward, this winter the North Koreans would be showing photographs of freezing children, and portraying the West as architects of a genocide.

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"There was agreement that the conflict about North Korea's nuclear armament must be resolved peacefully", Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

Haley said the resolution aimed to hit "North Korea's ability to fuel and fund its weapons program."Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to develop a nuclear missile capable of hitting the mainland United States".

The latest resolution aims to cap North Korea's imports of gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil and other refined fuel products at two million barrels annually, which would cut the amount from about 8.5 million barrels now.

When these new stronger sanctions are added to those passed last month, over 90 per cent of North Korea's publicly reported exports are now fully banned.

He credited a "strong relationship" between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping for successful resolution of negotiations.

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It said there was no way North Korea would "wait and let the U.S. feast on it".

China's Permanent Representative Liu Jieyi said that the USA must consider what he called the legitimate concerns of all parties and make it a part of its policy towards the region to not seek regime change in Pyongyang or a collapse of the country or an accelerated pace of reunification of the two Koreas.

The United had originally pushed for a strict oil embargo, as well as a freeze on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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