December 30, 2017
North Korea says it will not give up it’s nuclear agenda, unless the U.S. stops it’s ‘blackmail’.
In a threat made by the isolated regime earlier this Saturday morning, State Media said they will never give up their missile program until the U.S. and allies stop conducting war drills near North Korea.
The dictatorship went on to say they had taken steps to boost their nuclear capabilities and self-defense.
This after the regime launched it’s most threatening missile to date in November, and has continued to provoke the international community despite recently implemented sanctions.
Pyongyang added it’s stance will not change, saying they’re an undeniable new strategic state and nuclear power.
Meanwhile, South Korean authorities say they are holding a Chinese cargo ship and its crew for questioning, for allegedly violating U.N. trade sanctions by trading oil to North Korea.
South Korean customs officials confirmed the report Friday, saying the ship is believed to have transported over 600 tons of refined oil to north Korean ships.
The news comes after President Trump said china had been ‘caught red handed’ violating U.N. trade sanctions adopted in September.
Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
Last month the U.S. seized 20 North Korean vessels believed to be carrying supplies back to the country.