The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has slammed the United States for using sanctions as a major measure to subdue other countries, calling it a “sanctions doctrine.”
A spokesman for the DPRK’s Foreign Ministry was quoted by the official news agency KCNA as saying that the United States has always regarded sanctions as a way to implement its aggressive foreign policy and has wielded a sanctions stick against countries that disobey it.
The “sanctions doctrine” advocated by the U.S. is the evil “doctrine” that can be produced only in the U.S, the hotbed of high-handed and arbitrary practices, as it is a collection of mean methods for bringing into submission those countries and their people courting its displeasure,” the spokesperson said.
“Officials of the U.S. administration including those of the Treasury Department have suggested so-called “sanctions doctrine” to ratchet up the sanctions and pressure on other countries.”
He added that throughout history, the U.S has regarded sanctions as a major means for pursuing its foreign policy for aggression, deliberately wielded a sanctions stick against those countries and people disobedient to it in defiance of international law, thereby inflicting untold pain and misfortune upon them.
“It is ridiculous for the U.S. to invent the ‘sanctions doctrine’ to impose pain on others, far from minding its own business,” He said.
The spokesman also called on countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to unite to cope with the high-handed and arbitrary practices by the United States.
“Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America hit by U.S. sanctions stick should destroy the cesspool of high-handed and arbitrary practices in unity in order to stop the bigger disaster that may be caused by the evil doctrine,” He added.
He further added, “What matters here is that the U.S. sanctions have become a root cause of unreasonable pressure, inequality, tensions and stand-off in the international relations.”
U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday warned that the United States would consider “other options” if Pyongyang continues its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
This conceded with another statement from White House spokesman Josh Earnest who said that, “We’re going to continue to ramp up the pressure on the North Korean regime.”