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US ‘Hell-Bent On Hostile Acts’ Even After Trump-Kim Agreement, Says North Korea


US ‘Hell-Bent On Hostile Acts’ Even After Trump-Kim Agreement, Says North Korea
A few days after a meeting between the United State president Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the rouge nation accused the US of being “obsessed with sanctions” and of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” targeted against it. These were said by a mission of delegates from North Korea to the United Nations.
The allegations against the US were made in relation to a letter sent to all UN member states last month, said the delegation to the UN from North Korea. The contents of the letter called for nations all across the world to implement tougher sanctions on Pyongyang and was signed the US, U.K., Germany and France among others.
The letter was sent by the US on June 29 which was the same day that Trump had tweeted that he intended to hold a meeting with Kim during his visit to the demilitarized zone on the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean mission said.
“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 UN under the instruction of the State Department, on the very same day when President Trump proposed for the summit meeting,” a press statement from the North Korea mission said.
In what was the first time that a sitting US president had set foot in North America, Trump and Kim agreed to restart negotiations with the aim of convincing North Korea to surrender its nuclear program.
All members countries of the UN were urged to return of all North Korean workers by the end of 2019, according to the contents of the letter that was reportedly sent on June 27.
The UN has been increasing sanctions against North Korea ever since 2006 in its efforts to squeeze the funding of the country for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. As a part of the sanctions, none of the member states of the UN conduct any export for North Korean products which includes coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, and capped imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
North Korea has been able to find a way to breach a cap on refined petroleum imports primarily by transferring oil between ships at sea, the US told a council sanction committee last month. And after that report, while the US attempted to convince the committee to immediately stop deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea, it was vetoed by two of the closest allies of North Korea - Russia and China.
“It is quite ridiculous for the United States to continue to behave obsessed with sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK, considering sanctions as a panacea for all problems,” North Korea’s mission said in a statement.
“It speaks to the reality that the United States is practically more and more hell-bent on the hostile acts against the DPRK,” it added. North Korea is formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).