North Korean Foreign Minister says "Won't Disarm if Sanctions Continue"

  • North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that his country can “no way” continue disarming itself as the United States continues enforcing sanctions. He went on to say that the continued sanctions are deepening mistrust of DPRK on the US. As Trump Administration maintains its stand that the sanctions will remain on North Korea till the later denuclearizes, Russia and China stress on lifting the UN and US sanctions on North Korea. Ri Yong-ho also said that the perception that continued sanctions can bring North Korea to their knees “is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant about us”.