An unprecedented threat to North Korea against Japan and America[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial Date: 2017/9/14 9:02 • 87 times read[/rtl]
North Korea on Thursday threatened to use nuclear weapons to "flood" Japan and turn the United States into "ashes and darkness" in support of a resolution and UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test.
The Korea-Asia-Pacific Peace Commission on Pyongyang's foreign relations and propaganda also called for the dismantling of the Security Council, which it called an "instrument of evil" made up of "coercive" states acting on US orders. "The four archipelago islands should be drowned in the sea by a nuclear bomb," he said in a statement published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "There is no need for Japan to be near us." Tension in the region has risen sharply since North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. The 15-nation Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a US-drafted resolution and a new round of sanctions last Monday in response to the test, which banned North Korea's textile exports, its second largest export after coal and minerals, and restricted its fuel imports.
North Korea has responded to the council's actions, backed by veto-wielding China and Russia, by repeating threats to destroy the United States, Japan and South Korea. "Let us turn the United States into ashes and darkness, let us fight our anger by mobilizing what has been prepared so far from all means of revenge," the statement said. The statement also referred to South Korea as "traitors and dogs" of the United States. Japan strongly criticized the North Korean statement. "This announcement is highly provocative and outrageous, it greatly increases tension in the region and is totally unacceptable," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihidi Suga told a regular news conference on Thursday.