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New sanctions on North Korea an 'act of war'

New sanctions on North Korea an 'act of war'

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North Korea says new UN sanctions that will restrict vital oil supplies are tantamount to a complete economic blockade.It is the first official reaction from Pyongyang, a day after the UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions in response to North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test (ICBM).In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, the North's foreign ministry said: "We define this 'sanctions resolution' rigged up by the US and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region and categorically reject the 'resolution'."The new resolution is tantamount to a complete economic blockade of North Korea, the ministry added.Video:New video of ...