r Monday to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling for the UN Security Council to drop the sanctions, North Korean state media reported.
”The ‘sanctions resolutions’ of the Security Council aga
inst the DPRK (North Korea’s official name), that prohibit even the shipment of computers and o
ther electronic devices widely used at societies and homes of today, are indeed the action against humanity to dest
roy modern civilization and turn the society back in a (medieval) dark age,” the letter read.
The issue of sanctions has been a key sticking point in talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said North Korea asked for removal of five of the 11 sets of sanctions levied
by the United Nations — those that “hamper the economy and the livelihood of our people.”
But the Trump administration has said that price was too steep for what North Korea was offering.