To date, North Korea has blatantly ignored every sanction imposed on them by the United States and the United Nations. Like the cartoon image of a defiant mouse giving the finger to the eagle about to swoop down upon it, North Korea is remaining defiant to the bitter end and that end may be coming soon.
On Friday, the United Nations imposed new sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom. The sanctions were in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which conducted in total defiance of pervious UN resolutions.
The new sanctions are designed to force more economic isolation on North Korea in hopes of starving them of the finances and supplies they need to continue their pursuit towards war.
(BBC) – North Korea has described the latest UN sanctions imposed on the country as an “act of war”.
A foreign ministry statement said the measures were tantamount to a total economic blockade, the official KCNA news agency reported.
It added that strengthening North Korea’s deterrence was the only way to frustrate the US.
The UN Security Council imposed the new sanctions on Friday in response to Pyongyang’s ballistic missile tests.
The US-drafted resolution – unanimously backed by all 15 Security Council members – includes measures to slash North Korea’s petrol imports by up to 90%.
North Korea is already subject to a raft of sanctions from the US, the UN and the EU…
Most of the world is hoping and praying that the latest UN sanctions will work and help kill, or at least stall, North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs and war will be prevented. If not, it seems like the US military, along with the militaries of South Korea and Japan have been preparing in the event war does break out.