North Korea has threatened “righteous” revenge against the U.S., following new United Nations sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. In a statement circulated by state-run media, North Korea said the economic sanctions passed over the weekend constitute a “violent violation of our sovereignty” and a “heinous plot to isolate and stifle” the reclusive regime. The new sanctions could considerably slash the country’s $3 billion in export revenue. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called the measures “the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled” against Pyongyang.
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