North Korea has denounced the latest UN sanctions against their country and called it an “act of war.” According to the official KCNA news agency, a statement made by the foreign ministry said that the sanctions were comparable to a complete “economic blockade.”
Nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum that is exported to North Korea will be banned by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year. In addition to this, the UN will also cap crude oil supplies to North Korea at four million barrels per year. If another nuclear test or launch of an ICBM is carried out, further reductions may take place.
North Korea’s foreign ministry said that the United States was fearful by their country’s nuclear force and added that the US was getting “more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country.”
The UN Security Council applied the latest sanctions as a response to Pyongyang’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The sanctions sought to limit the access of petrol products and oil, in addition to its earnings from workers across the world, according to BBC.