North Korea said the US is 'hell-bent on hostile acts' just 3 days after Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong Un
- North Korea said the US is "hell-bent on hostile acts" and "obsessed with sanctions" just three days after the two countries agreed to resume to nuclear negotiations.
- US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed that the two countries would resume talks after a historic meeting that saw Trump become the first US president to enter North Korean territory.
- But a statement from North Korea's United Nations delegation suggests a more heated relationship, as it accused the US of "considering sanctions as a panacea for all problems."
- North Korea was responding to a letter from the US, France, the UK, and Germany that urged UN member states to impose sanctions against North Korea.
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North Korea accused the US of being "hell-bent on hostile acts" and "obsessed with sanctions" just three days after US President Donald Trump's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.North Korea's delegation to the United Nations said on Wednesday that the US is "practically more and more hell-bent on the hostile acts" and is "obsessed with sanctions," Reuters reported.
Pyongyang said it was responding to an accusation by the US that it had breached a cap on refined petroleum imports, and to a letter sent by UN Security Council members to other UN states urging them to impose sanctions on North Korea.
Trump proposed in a tweet on Saturday, the day before Trump and Kim's meeting, that the two leaders meet, and North Korea said at the time that this was the only proposal they had received.Read more: Trump administration could drop demand for North Korea's total denuclearization and settle for a 'freeze' instead, New York Times reports
North Korea said in its statement on Wednesday that the fact that the meeting was proposed and it received the letter on the same day was significant.
"What can't be overlooked is the fact that this joint letter game was carried out by the permanent mission of the United States to the U.N. under instruction of the State Department, on the very same day when President Trump proposed for the summit meeting," it said.
The North Korean delegation said on Wednesday: "It is quite ridiculous for the United States to continue to behave obsessed with sanctions and pressure campaign against [North Korea], considering sanctions as a panacea for all problems."
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