Customs officials examined trucks at the North Korean border Monday as China complied with new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. But China’s U.N. ambassador indicated its inspectors will not board ships to search for suspicious equipment or material.
On Tuesday, North Korea said the United Nations effectively declared war on the country when it imposed sanctions for the North’s nuclear test.
North Korea will “mercilessly strike” if its sovereignty is violated, the North’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. The ministry said North Korea country wants peace but it isn’t afraid of war. [Full Text]
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(Photo of China’s border city to North Korea, Dandong)