North Korea vowed "thousands-fold revenge" against the United States over new sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Pyongyang in response to its nuclear and missile programs, reports USA Today. North Korea's threat followed the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of sanctions that were drafted by the United States to include a ban on exports including coal, iron, lead and more.
"We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the U.S. pay a price for its crime against our country and people," the Hermit Kingdom's central news agency reported.
President Donald Trump struck a more positive tone when tweeting about the vote for sanctions.
Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
This isn't the first threat that Pyongyang has made against Washington. North Korea regularly uses flamboyant language to threaten the United States and the western world in general.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that if the reclusive country wanted to demonstrate a desire to talk and negotiate, the best way to signal intent would be to cease the testing of their missile programs. Tillerson, however, wouldn't give a time frame for how long it might take to negotiate a talk or sit down between the two sides.
Both Tillerson and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho attended the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting over the weekend in Manila, the Philippines, but avoided making any sort of contact with one another.