Claiming that North Korea has been threatened by an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the United States since the 1970s, on Monday, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations told a UN disarmament committee that countries should not take part in military action with the U.S. because a “nuclear war may break any moment” (see video at bottom).
“As long as one does not take part in the U.S. military actions against the DPRK (North Korea), we have no intention to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against any other country,” said Ambassador Kim In Ryong, according to Reuters.
Reading from prepared remarks, he further accused the U.S. government of trying to stage a “secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership” and stated that the crisis on the Korean Peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point.”
“The entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range,” threatened Kim, “and if the U.S. dares to invade our sacred territory even an inch, it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe.”
The confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea has been mounting since the rogue regime has defiantly conducted a number of nuclear missile tests, threatening U.S. allies in the region. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un have also been sparring with hostile rhetoric.
“Unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the U.S. is thoroughly eradicated, we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiation table under any circumstance,” the North Korean official told the committee.
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