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North Korea Just Made Another Threat, So This Weekend Should Be Really Great
4 months ago

On Friday, The UN Security Council, with the support of United States, Russia, and China, imposed new and fierce sanctions on North Korea. The vote was unanimous among the 15-person council.

According to CBS News:

The resolution caps North Korea's crude oil imports at 4 million barrels a year and limits its imports of refined oil products, including diesel and kerosene, to 500,000 barrels a year. That would be a nearly 90 percent cut in imported fuels that are key to North Korea's economy.

While President Trump would have preferred the new sanctions block all oil sales, China's support signals a new willingness to leverage the immense influence they carry with the North Korean regime. On Sunday, North Korea responded, calling the new sanctions 'an act of war.' 

Al-Jazeera reported:

In a statement published by the state-run KCNA news agency on Sunday, the foreign ministry said new measures proposed by the US infringe North Korea's sovereignty and violate peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.'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.'

People on social media jumped in to respond. This person seemed nonplussed: 

As did this person:

... and this one:

Though others felt that, in light of the Trump administration's rhetoric, the reaction was not unfounded:

And this person felt that diplomatic measures had not yet been exhausted:

Others pointed out how North Korea was being just a little hypocritical:

The fact that "act of war" is a phrase that Kim Jong-un throws around a lot wasn't lost on people:

Thank you, Kim.

H/T: Al-Jazeera, CBS News, Twitter