North Koreans appears unfazed by President Donald Trump’s latest warning to the rogue regime.
Trump told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies, the nation will “totally destroy” North Korea.
North Koreans seems to believe Trump is all bark and no bite.
“If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that’s really a dog dream,” North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said Wednesday. In North Korean culture, a dog’s dream “is one that is absurd and makes little sense,” according to Yonhap News Agency.
“Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un “is on a suicide mission,” Trump warned Tuesday. In response to the president’s new nickname for the young dictator, Ri said he felt sorry for Trump’s aides.
Trump’s warnings, despite criticisms from many on the left, were similar to statements made by other administration officials, as well as those of previous administrations. When former President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. could “destroy” North Korea last year, the threat was serious, but less so than the one America and its allies face today.
The Korean regime tested many new ballistic missile systems, including an intermediate-range ballistic missile with the proven ability to reach Guam and an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike parts, if not most, of the continental U.S. North Korea has also tested a suspected staged thermonuclear bomb.
As the North continues to advance its capabilities while threatening to reduce the U.S. and its allies to ashes, the Kim regime is rapidly developing the ability to turn rhetoric into reality.
North Korea asserts that the U.S. hostile policy is the reason it pursues powerful weaponry.
“The U.S. vicious hostile policy toward the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], which has lasted for decades, made the latter to make a crucial decision to protect the safety of the country and the nation and its sovereignty, and it is the historical cause of pushing the DPRK to rapidly bolster up its nuclear force,” the Minju Choson, a North Korean newspaper, recently argued.
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