“If the DPRK takes any acts of provocation and threatens the lives and health of our citizens, we want to make it clear that we are ready to take decisive actions not only against the aggressor and its allies, but also against its command,” said the speaker of the Ministry of Defense of South Korea.
Just before the DPRK said it cancels the armistice agreement signed at the end of the Korean War in 1953, if the U.S. and South Korea continue their joint martial exercises. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in turn, has expressed concern over the DPRK's “provocative” statement. In his view, Pyongyang must fulfill the requirements of the UN Security Council to stop its nuclear program and give up provocations.
Meanwhile, the draft resolution considered by the UN Security Council in response to the recent nuclear-weapon test by North Korea includes the yachts and racing cars shipments to that country in the list of banned. The export of precious stones and metals to North Korea will be prohibited too. The vote on the resolution is expected to be on Thursday, March 7