North Korea Says to Take 'Corresponding Measures' if UN Adopts Sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – North Korea said on Friday it will take "corresponding measures" if the UN Security Council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to the North's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week.

North Korea Says to Take 'Corresponding Measures' if UN Adopts Sanctions

The North's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat from the United States.

The US has been trying to get China and Russia to back a new UN Security Council resolution imposing stiffer sanctions on North Korea following its latest missile test, according to Reuters.

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