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N.Korea warns of ‘stronger’ reaction after US imposes new sanctions – Seoul News

In a press release carried by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a spokesperson for the North’s Foreign Ministry mentioned the current launch of what it claims to be a hypersonic missile was an “exercise of right to self-defence”.

“If the US adopts such a confrontational stance, the DPRK will be forced to take stronger and certain reaction to it,” Yonhap News Agency quoted the KCNA assertion as saying.

DPRK stands for the North’s official identify, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

On Wednesday, the US slapped sanctions on six North Koreans concerned within the reclusive regime’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile applications.

The transfer got here a day the North launched what it claims to be a newly developed hypersonic missile on Tuesday, the second such take a look at in lower than every week.

“The DPRK’s recent development of new-type weapon was just part of its efforts for modernizing its national defence capability,” the KCNA assertion mentioned.

“It did not target any specific country or force and it did not do any harm to the security of neighbouring countries.”

North Korea has been testing a sequence of new weapons amid a impasse in its nuclear negotiations with the US.

The nuclear talks stay stalled since their Hanoi summit in 2019 ended with out a deal.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned on Thursday the North might proceed launching extra missiles, describing it as North Korea “trying to get attention”.

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