DPRK condemns latest UNSC sanctions

Added On September 13, 2017

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) early Wednesday condemned and categorically rejected the latest UN Security Council resolution imposing extra sanctions over its Sept. 3 nuclear test.
The DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the UN Security Council Resolution 2375 was "fabricated by the U.S. employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods." 
The UN Security Council Tuesday adopted a new resolution imposing extra sanctions on the DPRK.
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that its was pleased with the UN Security Council's fresh sanctions, calling them "tremendously significant."
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): HEATHER NAUERT, State Department Spokesperson 
That shows that the world is acting together, that the world is acting together and worried and tremendously concerned about the destabilizing activities of North Korea. I can't be any stronger on that than that. I mean, we are happy with that. We are pleased with that. Some people want to pick it apart and say, wow, you didn't get enough. This is significant. These are tremendously significant."
Nauert's remarks might be contradictory to the comments from U.S. President Donald Trump, who said earlier in the day that the fresh sanctions were just another "very small step, not a big deal."
"We had a vote yesterday on sanctions, we think it is just another very small step, not a big deal, Rex and I were just discussing, not big, I don't know if it has any impact, but certainly it was nice to get a 15 to nothing vote. But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): HEATHER NAUERT, State Department Spokesperson 
"I think what the President is talking about is that more can be done. We are – that is not – we are not at the ceiling when it comes to sanctions against the DPRK."
The new sanctions severely restrict oil imports, and ban all its textile exports worth 800 million U.S. dollars and remittances of some 93,000 DPRK laborers from abroad.
This is the eighth time for the United Nations to slap sanctions on Pyongyang since it carried out the first underground nuclear explosion in 2006.