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Kim Jong-Un Weighs In On The US Election

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North Korea has issued a scathing commentary on this year’s presidential election, as well as a brutal review of President Barack Obama’s time in office.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency released a white paper Sunday asserting “the U.S. is being driven into the worst crisis in history.”

Pyongyang refers to the 2016 elections as the “most indecent seminar on presidential election” and the “most dirty to-and-fro conflict.”

“It can be seen from this that there is neither man nor ideology nor spiritual and moral foundation to protect the country from destruction,” KCNA commented.

China, North Korea’s long-time strategic and political ally, previously said that this year’s election and presidential debates highlight “the decay of U.S. politics.”

“[History] has proven that when people, society, and even politics decay, the country will fall,” KCNA argued in its white paper, “U.S. collapse is its fate in history.”

“The U.S., source of all kinds of evils, will certainly be buried,” the KCNA report added.

North Korea blamed the Obama administration for the present state of affairs, arguing “the complete defeat of the Obama regime foretells the collapse of the U.S.”

“The U.S. internal and external policies based on high-handed and arbitrary practices, aggression and interference, exploitation and oppression are going against the trend of history,” KCNA explained, “Therefore, they are being rejected as anachronistic policies and even its fate is being pushed into collapse.”

Pyongyang blasted Obama’s pivot to Asia, claiming the strategy “faced ruin from the beginning.”

“Several countries of Asia have risen up against the U.S. in protest against the Obama’s policy of gravely encroaching upon the dignity and interests of the sovereign states,” Pyongyang noted, making a possible reference to itself, as well as China and the Philippines.

North Korea also called out the administration for failures in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, as well as improper management of the global economy and the “empire of dollars.”

Pyongyang called the Obama administration a “total failure.”

The Obama administration has put significant pressure on Pyongyang in the form of crippling United Nations and U.S. sanctions and increased military cooperation with South Korea and Japan in an attempt to bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The U.S. placed sanctions on Kim Jong-un and 10 other officials for human rights violations. As a result, Obama has drawn the ire of the North’s young dictator.

North Korea often criticizes other countries to justify the existence of its regime, which the Obama administration has branded as “illegal and illegitimate.”

“Human rights abuses in [North Korea] are among the worst in the world,” Department of State spokesman John Kirby said of the rogue regime in July.

In KCNA’s white paper, Pyongyang returned fire by claiming the U.S. has “turned into the world’s biggest human rights criminal state.” Obama has pushed for the denuclearization of North Korea, and in response, the North has asserted that the president’s ambitions to build a world without nuclear weapons is part of the “cesspool of history” and an attempt to secure America’s monopoly on nuclear weapons. North Korea regularly issues such criticisms.

There are reports that North Korea may mark the upcoming U.S. presidential election with a missile test, possibly for an intermediate-range or intercontinental ballistic missile. It is still unclear whether the North is prepared to conduct this kind of test so soon after recent failures.

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