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North Koreans stage mass rally to denounce U.N. resolutions

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:02

North Koreans protest the U.N.'s newly imposed sanctions after its continued nuclear weapons testing. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) North Korea staged a massive outdoor rally on Wednesday (August 9) in Pyongyang to protest against the U.N.'s latest sanctions, after the reclusive state launched intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Video provided to Reuters by North Korea's state news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified, showed thousands of people gathered in Kim Il Sung square, marching and chanting slogans in support of the government's statement which was released on Monday (August 7) denouncing the U.N. sanctions. The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday (August 5) aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear programme. The sanctions could slash North Korea's $3 billion (2.30 billion pounds) annual export revenue by a third. Early on Wednesday, North Korea said it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".

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North Koreans stage mass rally to denounce U.N. resolutions

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:02