Seoul: Following the imposition of sanctions on three of its officials, the North Korean state media here on Tuesday hit back at the United States for pressuring the South-Asian nation.Also Read - BTS Announces Another Concert Titled Permission To Dance On Stage In Seoul | Check Dates Here

The US sanctions blacklisted top aides to North Korean leader, including Choe Ryong-hae, Vice Chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party, for their alleged involvement in human right violation. Also Read - Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

Terming the sanctions as “hostile act”, the communist nation stated that the US is countering the goodwill partnership forged during the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June this year, reported Yonhap. Also Read - Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun also called the US allegations against North Korea an “intolerable political provocation.”

Furthermore, the US also froze the properties and interests of the North-Korean within the US and banned them from processing any transactions with the US citizens.

The sanctions imposed are the latest effort by the US to mount pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme and achieve denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula.