North Korea’s top military body issued a statement Wednesday that not only refused diplomatic negotiations on nuclear weapons, but threatened the security of the United States.
“The U.S. imperialists, engrossed in the hostile policy toward the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] century after century, should be mindful that the time of nightmare is coming nearer when they will meet the most disastrous, final doom on the U.S. mainland,” the statement concluded.
Broadcast on Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state-run news network, the statement was titled “US Imperialists Will Face Final Doom,” and was a reaction to supposed American plots against North Korea that are “inching close to the stage of igniting a war of aggression.”
Obama seems to be the source of the frustration, as it calls him out specifically for “new additional sanctions on the DPRK through a presidential executive order” and comments from Jan. 22nd that “slandered [DPRK] as ‘the most isolated, severed, and cruel dictatorial state.'”
In their eyes, this treatment constitutes the “harshest hostile policy” and is “chiefly aimed to ‘bring down’ the DRPK.”
While clearly not happy with Obama, the statement also takes historical U.S. actions into account: “It was none other than the U.S. which escalated the Vietnam war of aggression by faking up the Gulf of Tonkin incident and occupied Iraq by orchestrating a farce called “operation to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.”
“It is the decision of the army and people of the DPRK to have no longer need or willingness to sit at negotiating table with the U.S. since the latter seeks to stamp out the ideology of the former and ‘bring down’ its social system… the army and people of the DPRK have decided to write the last page of the U.S. history of shameful defeat about its final ruin exactly on the U.S. land..”
This is not the first series of threats North Korea has made against the United States, but judging by the language used, it appears to be the most serious thus far.