Pyongyang slams tougher UN sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Sept 4, 2017.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Sept 4, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

North Korea has slammed new United Nations sanctions against it, warning that the United States would soon face the "greatest pain" it has ever experienced.

Pyongyang's comments came after the UN Security Council had voted unanimously for tougher sanctions - including a ban on textile and labour exports from North Korea and a cap on oil imports.

China called on North Korea to "take seriously the expectations and will of the international community" to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile development.

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