The rogue regime, through a statement from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, gave credit to President Trump for his efforts to improve relations between the USA and North Korea - but slammed the State Department for stifling that progress, South Korea'sYonhap News Agency reported.
It claimed that Washington had imposed sanctions up to eight times against companies, individuals and ships of North Korea, China and Russian Federation and other third countries, adding: "It will block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever - a result desired by no-one".
In this photo, taken April 25, 2002, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps from the balcony as soldiers salute him during a military parade, celebrating the foundation of the armed forces in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The ministry said that, if the US believes North Korea would give up its nuclear weapons by increasing sanctions and their "human rights racket to an unprecedented level",.it would be the (quote) "greatest miscalculation".
With Kim's power base seeming more solid than ever, and his recent effort to establish himself on the world stage through summits with Trump and others, North Korea watchers have been on the lookout for signs that his own personality cult is being bolstered.
DPRK is the official name for North Korea.
Using sanctions and pressure "to drive us into giving up nuclear weapons" would be the "greatest miscalculation", it added, and would "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".
Yesterday, the USA imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials over human rights abuses.
The two sides have yet to reschedule working-level talks between the USA secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong-chol that were supposed to have taken place in NY in early November.
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It was the leader's first public activity in two weeks after visiting a shoe factory in Wonsan earlier this month.
Trump's tweeted statement came in response, he said, to "many people" asking how the US negotiations with North Korea were going.
The North Korean Foreign Ministry issued a biting statement days after the administration leveled human rights-related sanctions against officials close to Mr. Kim.
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