North Korea threatened the U.S. that it will be destroyed if new sanctions are imposed by the United Nations.
Not long after North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, United States stands on its positions for tightening the sanctions on the regime. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley state for the CBS News on Sunday they will going push for very tough sanctions against North Korea”.
The foreign ministry of North Korea threatened Friday to take measures in return if the U.N. Security Council a new punitive resolution is adopted.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) wrote that if the Security Council adopts another punitive resolution, this will generate return measures from DPRK and they will respond to this with its act of justice.
North Korean ICBM’ successful launch “has fully shown the capability and will of the DPRK to destroy the United States in a single shot to the very heart of its mainland in case it fails to act with discretion,” the report warned.
“U.S. needs to renew the perspective it has on North Korea’s strategic position,” KCNA wrote. “It is inviting its ultimate doom by resorting to the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK.”
“We would be mistaken to consider that the DPRK which rose to a dignified nuclear power would tolerate the reckless sanctions of the U.S. and other hostile countries” the state-run outlet concluded.
The Hwasong-14 on July 4 was successfully tested by North Korea, which shocked the world that believed that this technology is still not possessed by the DPRK. The country believes that the weapon is capable of carrying a nuclear charge and that they have managed to miniaturize a nuclear bomb for nuclear warheads development. North Korea has not yet demonstrated this potential, but it is highly likely that the country has these skills.
ICBM’s exact range is yet unknown. Although North Korea claimed that it could hit anywhere in the world, the experts initially estimated that the range is around 4,000 miles, which puts Alaska within country’s firing range. Additional analysis showed that DPRK’s new ballistic missile could have a range up to 6,000 miles, putting West Coast cities on the line of its range.
Now the balance of power is in favor of North Korea, giving it new perspective in international discussions and debates.
Donald Trump administration increases the pressure on the regime’s overseas procurement and trade networks in an effort to step up the financial pressure on Pyongyang to prevent its capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and to deliver them to far targets.
Treasury Department already imposed sanctions to one Chinese bank, which is a first case the United States has acted like this in a decade, and there could be additional sanctions on other Chinese firms in the future. Moreover, the United States is putting some pressure on other countries that have failed to endorse the international restrictions on North Korea cooperation, and a number of congressmen have introduced legislation to restrict cooperation with North Korea in all areas.
So now, while Pyongyang believes it has the situation in its favor, the United States has shown no signs that it will step down. The US, using all elements of its national power, still has possibilities to control North Korea.