North Korea has warned the United States that it will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions against the country are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting today.
North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the US does rig up the illegal and unlawful 'resolution' it would respond unkind.
The Security Council is due to vote in New York on a US‑drafted resolution to impose new restrictions on the rogue state following its sixth and largest nuclear test, carried out just over a week ago.
The statement said that the forthcoming measures to be taken by North Korea will cause the US the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history.
The US put forward another draft resolution that made considerable changes to a previous version of the proposal.
The latest draft removes a call for a full oil embargo on the North Korea and omits the freezing of assets and a call for a travel ban for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A previously circulated version of the US resolution called for a full ban on exports of oil to North Korea and an asset freeze on Kim, the Worker's Party and government of North Korea.
The UN Security Council vote is expected to take place later tonight.
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