North Korea said it decided to close its only direct diplomatic relations with Washington after the United States imposed sanctions on the country's leader, Kim Jong-UN and other officials.
Pyongyang and Washington do not have formal diplomatic relations, but the mission of North Korea to the United Nations in new York acted as the main communication channel between the two countries.
USA for the first time last week imposed sanctions against the person of the leader of the DPRK. The administration stated that "ultimate responsibility" lies with Kim Jong's No. In Pyongyang under a heavy U.S. sanctions over nuclear and missile activities. But for the first time the DPRK officials were punished for violation of human rights.
North Korea has said it will take "practical measures" against the United States, as it "refuses to submit" to the requirements of the Americans. The first phase is to cut off contact channel in new York.
The DPRK government informed US about our principled position. From this point on all the issues between the DPRK and the U.S. will be resolved according to the law of war including the issue of detained Americans.
Recall, North Korea sentenced American student Otto Frederick to 15 years of hard labor, accusing him in the removal of a political banner with the hotel.
North Korea aggressively responded to U.S. sanctions, calling it "an open Declaration of war against the DPRK" and "the worst crime that cannot be forgiven".
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