Wednesday, March 24, 2004
DPRK TO JAPAN: SANCTIONS? BRING THEM ON.
Japan's economic sanctions will not work on the DPRK. Ever since the very day of its birth the DPRK has been subject to ceaseless economic sanctions of the enemy for over half a century. That is why their clamour for economic sanctions is nothing new to us and it does not sound as a threat to us, either.
Our economic might and potential have grown stronger despite economic sanctions for scores of years. We regard self-reliance as our maxim and an iron rule in our life and are accustomed to relying on our own strength. Our economy remains unshakable and unchangeable even in face of others' sanctions against it.