Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA)
The DPRK government sent the U.S. government a message on July 10 through the DPRK permanent mission to the UN in connection with the fact that the U.S. recently impaired the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK by releasing what they call “report on human rights” and “list of targets of special sanctions” related to the DPRK.
The DPRK government in its message clarified its stand to take practical actions as already declared in the statement of the Foreign Ministry.
The message vehemently denounced the recent U.S. sanctions measure which impaired the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK as the most hideous criminal act and a declaration of war against the DPRK.
Now that the U.S. refused to comply with the DPRK’s demand for the immediate withdrawal of the sanctions measure, the DPRK government notified the U.S. that it would take practical actions against the U.S. stage by stage as already clarified and would totally cut off New York DPRK-U.S. contact channel, the only official contact channel, at the first phase, the message said.
The DPRK government informed the U.S. government of its principled stand that from now on it would deal with all the issues arising in the DPRK-U.S. relations under wartime law of the DPRK and the issue of detained Americans is no exception and the U.S. is wholly to blame for the ensuing unpleasant things happening in the bilateral ties.