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CNN said that the report, titled No Force Can Prevail Over Independence And Justice, also provided a timeline of North Korea's alleged 2017 nuclear weapons achievements, mostly focused on possible USA engagement.

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday that the country's military might and firm willingness will help Kim persevere in turbulent times where nuclear states flaunt their prowess and amid sanctions on the regime.

The United States announced sanctions on two North Korean officials behind their country's ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russian Federation reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

"And in my view, an incredibly unsafe climate exists out there in that uncertainty with how this all ends up", he said on ABC's "This Week", "One in particular that is top of the list is North Korea".

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North Korea, unfortunately, has consistently been mentioned in some of the news world's biggest headlines throughout the past two years, nearly exclusively due to "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong Un's taste for nuclear weapons and fondness for testing their performance on land and sea.

The customary New Year's address was broadcast Monday morning on North Korean state television.

It was not immediately clear if Trump was referring to the report or United States intelligence in his tweet, or if he was accusing China - the North's main ally - of directly violating sanctions targeting Pyongyang.

Washington has said that all options, including military ones, are on the table in dealing with North Korea.

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The North often lashes out at the annual military drills between the United States and South Korea, which the allies describe as defensive in nature. This move was reportedly done to prevent the government from getting foreign currency.

North Korea declared the United Nations steps to be an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade. China announced a ban on coal imports earlier this year. The sanctions came after its sixth and largest nuclear test.

North Korea called those sanctions "an act of war" and said the U.S. and other nations that supported the strict measures will pay a heavy price.

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