原文标题：North Korea rejects UN sanctions, China calls for calm
SEOUL/BEIJING: North Korea formally rejected a UN Security Council resolution on Saturday that demands an end to its nuclear arms programme, as China called for calm, saying sanctions were not the "fundamental" way to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Pyongyang said it would pursue its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state, despite the sanctions which were unanimously imposed on Friday by the Security Council.
The sanctions aim to tighten financial restrictions and crack down on North Korea's attempts to transport banned cargo.
The resolution, the fifth since 2006 aimed at stopping the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, coincides with a sharp escalation of security tensions on the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang's third nuclear test on February 12.
"The DPRK, as it did in the past, vehemently denounces and totally rejects the 'resolution on sanctions' against the DPRK, a product of the US hostile policy toward it," the North's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement.
DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
"The world will clearly see what permanent position the DPRK will reinforce as a nuclear weapons state and satellite launcher as a result of the US attitude of prodding the UNSC into cooking up the 'resolution.'"
The North's sole major ally China has said it wants sanctions fully implemented, but Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told a news conference on Saturday the best way to resolve the problem was still through dialogue.
Rajesh Bahl (Gurgaon)
Who cares for their rejection?
Appa Durai (Coimbatore)
Korea wants to explore nuclear market to boost eonomy
think of your citizens first.
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If China is really siding with the US on this then they need to actually do something this time. China is in the position to inflict harder hitting measures than the UN ever could...
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North Korea has gone from being China's puppet to being China's embarrassment...
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Innocent guy (Asia)
Looks like N Korea would take a sigh only after striking the US... But I guess it's inviting more trouble for itself!
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NK , i just love you. Also, please teach our poor country how to defy pressure from US, UN.
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Kyo (USA/Pune) replies to dude
Where as I do agree that every country has its right to say no, NK is not "standing up" to the US or the UN. They are just looking to instigate because they find it amusing. They're attention starved
Sanctions means financial war. NK has no option left now except building nuclear weapons.
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Kris Kary (Hyderabad)
If North Korean leaders inviting war, it is their foolishness, ultimately people face lot of problems.
saranathan Lakshminarasimhan (Chennai)
Both states should restrain and discuss the issued open hearted
shubham namdeo (delhi)
the one thing which is more interesting that NK has not been attacked by US despite the NK's doing against US. the reason is pretty simple because there is no oil in NK and so US having no profit in attacking........
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By achieving a nuclear capable status can North Korea feed thousands of millions of its starving citizens? what a perverted mindset.
People first! Nukes next!
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
NK GOING OUT OF HAND
Naushad Rauf (Calcutta, India)
The US and its allies are the real danger to world peace.
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Rajender (BAND WAGON)
N.korea is inviting its doom.
Syed Abbas (Abu Dhabi, United Arab E)
IT IS SIMPLE WHEN ALL THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND USA CAN HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WHY NOT NORTH KOREA HAVE ONE. HOW CAN OTHER COUNTRIES PUT SANCTIONS ON NKOREA WHEN THEY THEMSELVES HAVE THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.I REALLY CANT UNDERSTAND ,THE ONLY COUNTRY TO USE THE SAID WEAPON ON THE CIVILIANS IS USA AND EVEN TODAY THOSE EFFECTS ARE EVIDENT IN JAPAN.
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Cyclone (USA) replies to Syed Abbas
And how many of those European countries are threatening to use those nuclear weapons against other country? and if u say those effects from WWll are today evident in japan,than its more of a reason why a rogue nation like N Korea shouldn't have it.
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India (Darpok pur)
Salute NK for the face on stand unlike backstabbing Pakistan... Also salute NK for the face on stand unlike spineless India....
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db (India) replies to India
why dont you go and live in North Korea then??
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