June 03, 2023

North Korea boasts of ability to overcome sanctions

The publication of the 'discourse' implies considerable impact UN sanctions on N.Korean economy

Pyongyang's Korea Central News Agency revealed a 1,300-word statement under the byline of spokesperson of National Defense Committee (NDC) on Sunday, in which they condemned the international sanctions they face as inhumane and vowed to overcome them.

About a month after the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2270, the statement argued that sanctions cannot undermine the nation’s economy, calling them “as familiar as air” for North Koreans.