North Korea slammed latest US measures against ‘act of war’

Vastavam web: North Korea today slammed the latest US measures against it as an “act of war”, after US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest sanctions ever” on the nuclear-armed regime.The measures, which Washington says are aimed at forcing Pyongyang to roll back its banned nuclear and weapons programmes, target more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses.It also vowed a retaliation if the US “really has the nerves” to confront the North in a “rough” manner.

Trump warned on Friday that, if the latest sanctions don’t work, the US would “go to phase two” that “may be a very rough thing”, without elaborating.”We already have our own nuclear weapon — a treasured sword of justice to protect us from such threats from the US,” the foreign ministry said.