The Independent: North Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong Un are 'declaration of war'
Pyongyang's foreign ministry labelled the sanctions the 'worst hostile act'
North Korea has said US sanctions imposed on leader Kim Jong Un by the United States are a "declaration of war".
The move by the US was described as “the worst hostile act” against the country in a statement issued by Pyongyang's foreign ministry carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
The US Treasury Department imposed the sanctions on the North Korean leader and 10 other senior officials on Wednesday. They are set to affect property and other assets within US jurisdiction.
It was the first time that North Korean officials have been blacklisted by the US over human rights violations.
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