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  • The Philippines impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
    The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, north-east of the capital Manila, where it had been docked and its crew will be deported. It was the first reported enforcement of the sanctions, the toughest to date, which were adopted by the UN Security Council.
    “The world is concerned over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and as a member of the UN, the Philippines has to do its part to enforce the sanctions,” the Philippines Government said. North Korea has no embassy in the Philippines.
    However, North Korean state media blasted the new round of sanctions, calling the UN resolution “a disgrace to the world community to allow such high-handed practice of the U.S. and other big powers possessed of many satellites and nuclear warheads. We will resolutely use all means and methods to take powerful, merciless and physical counteractions against the hostile forces’ anti-DPRK moves.”
    In response to the UN’s move, Pyongyang fired six short-range missiles into the sea while the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered its nuclear arsenal put on standby for pre-emptive use at any time. He also warned that the situation on the divided Korean peninsula had become so dangerous that the North needed to shift its military strategy to one of “pre-emptive attack”.
    The Philippines impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
    The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, north-east of the capital Manila, where it had been docked and its crew will be deported. It was the first reported enforcement of the sanctions, the toughest to date, which were adopted by the UN Security Council.
    “The world is concerned over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and as a member of the UN, the Philippines has to do its part to enforce the sanctions,” the Philippines Government said. North Korea has no embassy in the Philippines.
    However, North Korean state media blasted the new round of sanctions, calling the UN resolution “a disgrace to the world community to allow such high-handed practice of the U.S. and other big powers possessed of many satellites and nuclear warheads. We will resolutely use all means and methods to take powerful, merciless and physical counteractions against the hostile forces’ anti-DPRK moves.”
    In response to the UN’s move, Pyongyang fired six short-range missiles into the sea while the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered its nuclear arsenal put on standby for pre-emptive use at any time. He also warned that the situation on the divided Korean peninsula had become so dangerous that the North needed to shift its military strategy to one of “pre-emptive attack”.

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