Published on 7 Aug 2017 Sections

North Korea threatens ‘thousand fold’ revenge following sanctions

Asia Correspondent

North Korea has responded to new, tougher international sanctions by pledging to boost its nuclear arsenal and threatening the United States with a “thousand fold” revenge.

There were strong words from North Korea’s foreign minister who’s in Manila for a security summit of regional leaders. His country, he warned, was ready to teach the US a “severe lesson”.