North Korea Refuses To Negotiate, Threatens US With «Severe Nuclear Lesson»
ZeroHedge, Aug 7, 2017
For all the hope that this weekend’s UN breakthrough, in which the Security Council voted unanimously 15-0 to impose $1 billion in sanctions on North Korea exports, that saw both China and Russia side with the US, it appears that North Korea refuses to even contemplate a negotiation or a cooling of tensions. As the following headlines suggest, a retaliation remains a real possibility.
- NORTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER: PYONGYANG WILL ‘UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES’ NEGOTIATE ON ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS
- NORTH KOREA SAYS IT’S READY TO TEACH U.S. ‘SEVERE LESSON’ WITH NUCLEAR STRATEGIC FORCE IF IT TAKES MILITARY ACTION
- NORTH KOREA TOP DIPLOMAT SAYS NO NEGOTIATIONS ON ITS NUCLEAR & MISSILE PROGRAM UNLESS U.S. GIVES UP HOSTILE POLICY TOWARD PYONGYANG:
This was North Korea’s first official response to the fresh sanctions voted through by the UN security council.
Pyongyang called new U.N. sanctions «fabricated» and warned there would be «strong follow-up measures» and acts of justice. It said the resolution showed the United Nations had abused its authority.
North Korea asked Asean and participants in regional forum in Manila to “take an impartial and practical stand and attitude” on its nuclear weapons, which it says it has no intention of using against any other country except the U.S. and those that will join America.
“We take great pride in the fact that we can contribute to decisively reducing the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and in the Asia Pacific by possessing a strong nuclear deterrence,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says in statement at the Asean Regional Forum in Manila.
North Korea expects the forum and Asean “to distinguish the essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula and the danger of the ‘America First’ policy.” The foreign minister also accused Japan, South Korean authorities of “kowtowing blindly to U.S.”
“Had it not been the hostile policy enforced by the U.S. for more than 70 years against North Korea since the first day if its founding and had the policy not been intensified with an undisguised nuclear blackmail and threat, the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula would not have come into being from the beginning.”
North Korea also said its intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July proved that the entire United States was in its firing range, and those missiles were a legitimate means of self-defense.
Здешние политиканы, «эксперты», подконтрольные ЦРУ СМ»И» нахваливают псевдодемократическую, якобы процветающую Америку.
Те, кто любит «наших американских (государственных) партнеров», «забывают» о грязных, злых уродах США. О таких, как коварный и крайне опасный мошенник, расист, лжец и неофашист Дональд Трамп. И о таких, как порочный Конгресс, кровавые милитаристы США, нацистские ФБР — ЦРУ, лживые американские СМ”И”…
The support of Russia and China for the one-sided and militaristic anti-Korean resolution was pure kowtowing to US imperialism. No good will come from joining the warmongers in America! The Democratic Republic of Korea has a right to defend itself.
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США