If the United States and its allies impose more sanctions on North Korea, the reclusive nation says it will expedite its nuclear plans, Reuters reported Monday.
According to North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, the most recent sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government.”
The country’s latest hostile comments come just a week after the U.N. slapped North Korea with its harshest sanctions yet. In its initial response, the Kim Jong Un-led nation promised to “make the [United States] suffer the greatest pain it has ever experienced in its history.”
President Donald Trump will address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning in New York City. North Korean diplomats will be in attendance as the president is expected to speak on the escalating crisis between Washington and Pyongyang.
The U.S. and its allies on Monday announced they were participating in a “sequenced bilateral show of force” as a response to North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan last week.