Stories

North Korea calls UN's latest round of sanctions 'act of war'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo: STR / AFP via Getty Images

North Korea called the United Nation's latest sanctions against the regime an "act of war" Sunday, and warned that those who supported the strict measures will "pay a heavy price."

Get smart: The foreign ministry statement, carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, isn't the first time Pyongyang described foreign actions as an act of war, but serves as another reminder of escalating tensions in the region.