The newly-minted U.N. sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear test and missile launches wouldn't cower the North Korean people; on the contrary, it is strengthening their resolute stance to enhance self-defense capability, North Korea's official media said Saturday.
In a column, titled "Revealing the true strength of Korean people," Rodong Shinmun, the official newspaper of the Worker's Party, said "It is ridiculous and preposterous of our enemies to call for enhanced sanctions on us," adding "Our people live based on the spirit of self-reliance. Our people wouldn't flinch an eyelid," faced with the international sanctions, Yonhap reported, citing a North Korea-operated Web site, Uriminjokkiri.
The newly slapped U.N. resolution includes a ban on shipments of arms and nuclear or missile-related parts to and from North Korea, and calls on member states to carry out searches of vessels with suspected banned cargo.
The newspaper also said that dialogue wouldn't work for "imperialist robbers," adding "North Korean military is demanding that 'let the gun speak' instead to them."
North Korea will counter "a pistol with a cannon, a cannon with a missile, a sanction with revenge, and a nuclear weapon with a nuclear weapon," it said.
Calling for North Korean people's solidarity, it said it would continue to be victorious because all people are firmly united and "there will be more miracles in store in this land that will surprise the world."