Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer Monday as regards the sanctions racket again kicked up by the U.S. against the DPRK:
On March 29 the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House
of Representatives passed a "bill on escalating sanctions with respect
to transactions relating to north Korea", a "bill on re-listing the DPRK
as a terror-sponsor" and "resolutions denouncing the ICBM development
of north Korea." On March 31 the U.S. Treasury Department announced what
it called a list of targets of additional sanctions.
The reckless actions taken by the U.S. Congress and Treasury
Department against the backdrop of U.S.-led joint military drills for
aggression are driving the tense situation on the Korean peninsula to
the brink of a war.
The adoption of anti-DPRK sanctions resolutions sponsored by the
die-hard conservative forces of the U.S. steeped in inveterate
repugnance and hostility toward the DPRK only hardens the retaliatory
will of the army and people of the DPRK to settle accounts with the U.S.
to the end.
The U.S. is desperately persisting in the sanctions racket as the
DPRK has not yielded to its arbitrary and high-handed practices under
the uplifted the banner of socialism.
Despite the unheard-of harsh sanctions of the U.S. that have lasted
for more than half a century, the DPRK emerged a nuclear power in the
East, registering eye-opening successes in the economic construction and
improvement of the standard of the people's living.
It will as ever demonstrate its might by doing everything it wants
to do and building a socialist power envied by the world by dint of
self-reliance and self-development.
If the U.S. calculated it could deprive the DPRK of its nuclear
deterrent representing the life of the Korean nation and serving as a
treasure of the country through such sanctions racket, it would be the
Gone are the days never to return when the U.S. could unilaterally put pressure on others.
Now that the U.S. fails to face up to the trend of times but incites
confrontation to strangle the DPRK, the DPRK is left with no other
option but to take necessary counteraction against it.
The world will soon witness what eventful steps the DPRK will take
to frustrate the hideous and reckless sanctions racket. -0-