North Korean spy chief says Pyongyang unfazed by sanctions

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The head of North Korea’s General Bureau of Reconnaissance has said that the regime will survive regardless of international sanctions. Kim Yong-chol, who has headed the bureau since 2009, also serves as head of the United Front Department, which deals with South Korea.

Kim Yong-chol said North Korea “has not lived a single day without sanctions and will not die from them.”

Kim also insisted that the North’s latest nuclear test was only aimed at defending the isolated state against a U.S. threat, while North Korean leader Kim Jong-un intends to continue testing long-range rockets until the international community is convinced of their peaceful purpose.

[Chosun Ilbo]

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