BREAKINGN Korea Says US Naval Blockade Would Be ‘Big Step’ Towards Nuclear War – ReportsAsia & Pacific16:38 14.12.2017(updated 17:06 14.12.2017) Get short URL
Previously, Pyongyang already slammed a proposed US naval blockade saying such measures will be regarded as “a declaration of war.”
The DPRK has warned that possible enforcement of the naval blockade by the US will lead to “merciless self-defensive” measures, state North Korea’s KCNA news agency reports, citing a foreign ministry spokesperson.
According to KCNA, Pyongyang urged US President Donald Trump to refrain from imposing a maritime blockade, as such move would be an “extremely dangerous and big step towards the nuclear war.”
Pyongyang’s response comes amid heightening tensions on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of the recent missile launch by North Korea in late November.
US State Secretary Rex Tillerson said that “the international community must take additional measures to enhance maritime security, including the right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods to and from” North Korea.
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