North Korea on Sunday calling the new UN sanctions against it a quote, hostile act, vowing to press on with its nuclear weapons program without delay.>>
> The foreign ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea strongly condemns, and fully rejects the UN Security Council's new campaign of sanctions as it is a crafty, hostile act.
Whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not step back from the road to build up our nuclear forces.>> Last week the UN Security Council added 14 citizens and 4 entities to its blacklist, which bands travel and freezes assets of those sanctioned. The move a response to continued missile test by the hermit kingdom.
And the first sanctions resolutions agreed to by the United States and China since President Trump took office. Michelle Nichols is Reuters United Nations correspondent.>> The United States has convinced China to agree to these minimum sanctions measure on North Korea. And they've convinced them to do it in public to send a message to Pyongyang, about the council's unhappiness over its repeated ballistic missile tests.
But diplomats have said that China is unlikely to agree to anything much stronger unless Pyongyang carries out another nuclear test or a long range ballistic missile test.>> North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test, it has launched several ballistic missiles in the last few weeks. Many of them splashing down in the Sea of Japan.
On Sunday the western Japanese town of Abu held an evacuation drill with a simulated North Korean missile attack. As more towns take further steps to brace for what they hope will never happen.