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North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion. South Korea's government said the North would face stronger sanctions if it doesn't stop its nuclear and missile provocation.Lim Eul Chul, a North Korea expert at South Korea's Kyungnam University, said the comments by the North demonstrate how angry it is over the U.N. sanctions, but that the country is not likely to launch a pre-emptive strike against the United States. Before North Korea made their statement, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was willing to talk to Pyongyang if it ended the missile test launches.
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