Py­ongyang, North Korea

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Anger over sanc­tions: North Korea said the “evil” sanc­tions the U.N. placed on it this week have only stiff­ened its re­solve to rapidly build a nu­clear weapon that can strike the U.S. The U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil levied the sanc­tions—which limit oil im­ports to North Korea and pro­hibit it from ex­port­ing tex­tiles, a key source of hard cur­rency for the iso­lated coun­try—in re­sponse to Py­ongyang’s lat­est nu­clear test. North Korea has claimed the Sept. 3 test was of a hy­dro­gen bomb, and this week, leader Kim Jong Un threw a huge party for the sci­en­tists, tech­ni­cians, and mil­i­tary of­fi­cials who con­trib­uted to the ef­fort. Guests feasted at a ban­quet as singers per­formed and posed for pho­tos with Kim him­self. “The re­cent test of the H-bomb is the great vic­tory won by the Korean peo­ple at the cost of their blood while tight­en­ing their belts in the ar­du­ous pe­riod,” Kim said.

Cel­e­brat­ing the nu­clear test

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