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WorldNorth Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions

15:50  26 june  2019
15:50  26 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it won ' t surrender to U . S .- led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to "bring us to our knees." The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it won ' t surrender to U . S .- led sanctions and accuses Washington of trying to "bring us to our knees." Wednesday's statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Koreans hold cards to make an image depicting a worker and a farmer during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it won't surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to "bring us to our knees."

The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump recently exchanged letters.

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Koreans performs a mass game of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Cards formed by students in the background reads: "“Let’s make a leap through science, secure our future with education.” (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

Their second summit in Hanoi in February ended without any agreement due to disputes over the extent of sanctions relief North Korea should win in return for a limited denuclearization step.

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North Korea said Wednesday it won ' t surrender to U . S .- led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to 'bring us to our knees.' It cited recent U.S. reports on alleged human trafficking and religious crackdowns in North Korea , and comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that some 80-plus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it won ’ t surrender to U . S .- led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “bring us to our knees.” The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Korean soldiers show their skills during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

The North's Foreign Ministry said it "will not hesitate to pull a muscle-flexing trigger in order to defend ourselves" if anyone dares to trample over its sovereignty.

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Korean soldiers show their skills during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

It accused the U.S. of maintaining hostility toward North Korea. It cited recent U.S. reports on alleged human trafficking and religious crackdowns in North Korea, and comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that some 80-plus percent of the North Korean economy is sanctioned.

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North Korea 's foreign minister has warned that there is "no way" his country will disarm while the US continues to enforce sanctions . Pyongyang has repeatedly appealed for UN and US sanctions to be lifted and has support from Russia and China. But the Trump Administration has said that

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea will not dismantle its nuclear weapons program until the But diverging interpretations of exactly what “complete” and “denuclearization” mean have led to a The Trump administration has said it would not lift sanctions until more progress has been made in

Pompeo "let loose a sophistry as if the sanctions are rendering the bilateral talks possible," said the statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Koreans perform during a mass game of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The statement said all these developments show the "wild dream of the U.S. to bring us to our knees by means of sanctions and pressure has not changed at all but grows even more undisguised."

It said North Korea is "not a country that will surrender to the U.S. sanctions."

North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions© Provided by The Associated Press North Korean soldiers show their skills during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

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North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions
North Korea says it won't surrender to US-led sanctions

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