North korea says it will gain revenge of "thousand-fold" over the USA after sanctions were imposed by the United Nations following North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests, according to the Associated Press.
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved measures to restrict North Korea's exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood. He says the North is "ready to teach the USA a severe lesson with its nuclear strategic force".
Even as they celebrate a diplomatic victory in persuading China and Russian Federation to sign on to cutting new sanctions, the US and other countries are deeply concerned that failure to rigorously enforce them could significantly blunt their impact.
Stop testing missiles for an "extended period", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, and the US might deem North Korea ready to talk.
"Since a year ago, when it forcibly implemented two nuclear tests and more than 20 ballistic missile launches, the security threats have entered a new stage", the Japanese Defence Ministry said in the 563-page document released on Tuesday.
"We'll know it when we see it", Tillerson said.
"After the implementation of the resolutions, the Korean peninsula issue enters into a critical juncture", Wang told reporters on the sidelines of a regional foreign ministers' meeting in Manila.
In addition, the sanctions place nine individuals and four entities on the United Nations blacklist, including a global asset freeze and travel ban on North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank. Last week, Trump signed into law a sweeping set of sanctions on North Korea passed by the US Congress.
"It will help the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) to make the right and smart decision", Wang told reporters, referring to the sanctions and to Ri's presence in Manila after talks with Ri. She says in the past, there's been a pattern in which China complies with sanctions after a North Korean provocation, but then slips back over time.
Wang's meeting with North Korea's Ri started off cordially, with Ri smiling as the two shook hands.
The U.S. -drafted resolution also calls for capping the number of North Korean workers overseas and restricts new joint ventures with North Korea and additional investment in current ventures.
In a phone call requested by Seoul, Trump and newly installed South Korean President Moon Jae-in committed jointly to "fully implement all relevant resolutions and to urge the worldwide community to do so as well", the White House said. But his top diplomat is also laying out a narrow path for the North to return to negotiations.
Still, North Korean officials would do well to remind themselves of the nuclear threat they now face. North Korea expressed outrage at the U.N. vote, vowing to launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States.
But dialogue should not be a priority, according to a Japan foreign ministry spokesman, who applauded the tougher sanctions and said it was now time for Japan and its allies to apply more pressure on North Korea. Even with new United Nations sanctions in place meant to drive Pyongyang back to the table, conditions still aren't ripe for talks, US diplomats said.
He also called for halting the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, saying it will not resolve the North Korean nuclear stalemate.
Susan Thornton, acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said China's support for sanctions showed it recognised the gravity of the situation, but it was incumbent on Beijing to ensure they were implemented.