Meanwhile North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned that Pyongyang is ready to take further action in response to what it considers as provocations from the West.
"North Korea is ready to launch another attack in defiance of the provocations by the United States," Ri Yong-ho stressed on Thursday, as quoted by Yonhap.
Pyongyang confirmed on September 9 that it had carried out a nuclear test, at its northeastern nuclear test site. The nuclear experiment is believed to be the fifth and largest since Pyongyang started pursuing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, drawing condemnation from the international community.
The new US sanctions against North Korea, unveiled in March, target the country’s trade in metal, graphite, coal, software as well as revenue streams from workers abroad. They also block property and interests in property of the North Korean government. Moreover, the sanctions prohibit exports or re-exports of goods, services and technology to North Korea and new investments by US persons regardless of where they are located.