U.S. Military Force, Sanctions and Blockade Will Not Work on DPRK: Rodong Sinmun

The following article is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency (www.kcna.kp).

Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- The U.S. recently declared that it would impose sanctions on 56 designations -- 27 shipping and trading companies, 28 vessels and one individual of the DPRK and other countries -- under the pretext of preventing the DPRK from "attempting at evasion of sanctions" and of stopping illegal means that can help the transactions with the DPRK in the open sea.

A commentary of Rodong Sinmun Saturday denounces the U.S. for staging the farce, not content with cooking up illegal "sanctions resolutions" to stamp out the DPRK's sovereignty and rights to existence and development by abusing the UN Security Council.

This is an open violation of international laws and an encroachment upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, the commentary says, and goes on:

By nature, the U.S., out of inveterate repugnancy against the DPRK, goes ill-natured whenever it sees things going well in the DPRK.

But the U.S. could not stop the DPRK from making a dash toward the final victory in building a powerful socialist nation.

What matters is that the U.S. sanctions and blockade are very dangerous acts that may bring a war.

The U.S. tries to isolate and stifle the DPRK through sanctions and blockade and weaken it in a bid to bring it under control with ease.

It is now making desperate efforts to stifle the DPRK while getting keen on the racket for sanctions and military pressure on the DPRK. But the army and the people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten.

Neither military force nor sanctions and blockade can ever work on the DPRK, stresses the commentary. -0-