Just three days after the
unprecedented meeting of U.S President Donald Trump and Kim Jong- Un inside the
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), North Korea’s delegation to the UN accused Trump’s
camp of being “too obsessed with sanctions” and “more and more hell-bent on
hostile acts against Pyongyang.”
The statement was made in response to
a letter sent to all UN member states last month.
According to the letter, Germany,
France, the U.K and the U.S urged other members to impose stricter sanctions on
Pyongyang and called for the return of all North Korean workers by the end of
North Korea’s delegation noted that
the letter was sent to the U.N on the same day Trump tweeted he wished to shake
hand with Jong- Un during his visit to the DMZ.
“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,” the
In an email to US Today, the State
Department confirmed that all sanctions on North Korea are still in effect:
“President Trump remains
committed to the goals he and Chairman Kim set in Singapore of transformed
relations, lasting peace and complete denuclearization,” the email said.
“We look forward to
resuming working-level negotiations to make progress towards those goals.”
Since 2006, Pyongyang has been
receiving multiple UN sanctions as member states pressure the country to
“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 (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea),” it added.