After President Donald J. Trump revealed his new national security strategy on Monday, North Korea condemned it as a “criminal document” that is “nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world,” according to The Express.
According a report in The Express, a North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday: “The international society should remain vigilant against the maneuvers of the gang of Trump to invade and control (North Korea) by igniting a nuclear war at any cost in the Korean peninsula and clearly see through the ulterior motive behind its repeated talk of dialogue, designed to cover up its evil intention and mock the world.”
The spokesman was also quoted as saying: “As the U.S. set its diplomatic and security policy at crushing us militarily and is publicly aiming a sword at us, we will make the US bitterly regret its strategy with our cannons.”
According to Trump’s national security strategy, Washington must confront the North Korea’s weapons programs. Trump wrote a forward on the 55-page document, in which he addressed the focus on North Korea. He wrote: “We are rallying the world against the rogue regime in North Korea.”
“North Korea is ruled as a ruthless dictatorship without regard for human dignity,” the document itself states. “For more than 25 years, it has pursued nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in defiance of every commitment it has made.”
It adds, “Today, these missiles and weapons threaten the United States and our allies. The longer we ignore threats from countries determined to proliferate and develop weapons of mass destruction, the worse such threats become, and the fewer defensive options we have.”
According to The Express, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said North Korea has the right to possess nuclear weapons “to defend our sovereignty and rights to existence and development in the face of ever increased hostile moves and nuclear threats and blackmail of the U.S.”
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