North Korea will consider the US naval blockade as a war

North Korea will regard the naval blockade against it as an act of war and take tough retaliatory measures, reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country.

A spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry said that the naval blockade constituted a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of an independent state, an absolutely unacceptable aggressive act, in fact, military action, and that Pyongyang would respond with harsh retaliatory measures.

The statement of the DPRK Foreign Ministry was made before the meeting of the UN Security Council, which will hold a ministerial meeting in New York on December 15. It will discuss the tightening of sanctions measures against North Korea, including the introduction of a naval blockade in connection with the continuation of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile program.

The DPRK is actively developing intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads to equip them, citing a threat from the United States. The last test of the Hwaseong-15 missile, which, presumably, could hit the target at a distance of up to 13,000 kilometers, was held by North Korea on November 29, 2017, claiming that it could now strike nuclear strikes throughout the United States.