According to CNN, North Korea lashed out at the United States on Sunday, calling a new set of recently levied economic sanctions repugnant and hostile.
“The policy persistently pursued by the U.S. to stifle (North Korea), groundlessly stirring up bad blood towards it would only harden its will and resolution,” a statement attributed to North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said.
On Friday, the United States hit North Korea with the new sanctions after the FBI said North Korea was behind last month’s computer hack at Sony.
The White House said a new executive order targets leaders in North Korea’s government, preventing them from accessing property and entering the United States. The isolated nuclear regime, which has denied involvement in the Sony hack, was already subject to a strict set of U.S. economic restrictions.
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