North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korea warned the United States that forcing it to give up its nuclear weapons would be considered a declaration of war. Photo/KCNA via REUTERS
PYONGYANG – Government North Korea (North Korea) has warned United States of America (US) that any attempt to force Pyongyang to surrender nuclear weapons will be considered a declaration of war.
The warning was issued by Cho Chul-soo, a director at North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Forcing the DPRK to give up nuclear weapons is a declaration of war,” he said, using an abbreviation of North Korea’s official name; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The comments were in response to the US Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who listed the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula as Washington’s goal.
“The US representative to the UN has once again risked exercising our right to self-defense, arguing at length about the old (Complete, Verifiable, Irreversible Denuclearization) and some kind of ‘human rights situation,'” he was quoted as saying by Korean state media. North; KCNA, Thursday (23/3/2023).
“The more the US holds a mock arena against the DPRK in the UN arena, the more it will only expose the failure of US-style diplomacy to the world, which is anachronistic, unrealistic and chaotic,” he said.
“Thomas-Greenfield may think that he has been ‘fighting’ for the national interests of the United States, but in reality, he should be aware that he has only done disgraceful things that seriously damage the image of the US government,” Cho added.
Cho also threatened that any force countering North Korea’s nuclear arsenal would be dealt with decisively.
“Even today, the international community is watching with anger and pain the US crimes against humanity,” he said.
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