Feb 20, 2013 Comments Off littlebytes
Looks like North Korea is lacking attention lately…they are not only threatening South Korea again, but have come out with another anti-American propaganda video showing President Obama and American soldiers in flames.
Excerpted from Reuters:
North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last week.
“As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction,” North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting.
Jon’s comments drew quick criticism from other nations, including South Korea, France, Germany and Britain, whose ambassador Joanne Adamson said such language was “completely inappropriate” and the discussion with North Korea was heading in the wrong direction.
“It cannot be allowed that we have expressions which refer to the possible destruction of U.N. member states,” she said.
Spanish Ambassador Javier Gil Catalina said the comment left him stupefied and appeared to be a breach of international law.
“In the 30 years of my career I’ve never heard anything like it and it seems to me that we are not speaking about something that is even admissible, we are speaking about a threat of the use of force that is prohibited by Article 2.4 of the United Nations charter,” Catalina said.
Since the North tested a nuclear bomb last week in defiance of U.N. resolutions, its southern neighbor has warned it could strike the isolated state if it believed an attack was imminent.
Pyongyang said the aim of the test was to bolster its defenses given the hostility of the United States, which has led a push to impose sanctions on North Korea.
“Our current nuclear test is the primary countermeasure taken by the DPRK in which it exercised its maximum self-restraint,” said the North Korean diplomat Jon.
“If the U.S. takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it (North Korea) will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession,” he said, without indicating what that might entail.
North Korea has already told key ally China that it is prepared to stage one or two more tests this year to force the United States into diplomatic talks, a source with direct knowledge of the message told Reuters last week.
U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy said she found North Korea’s threat on Tuesday profoundly disturbing and later tweeted that it was “offensive”.
Poland’s representative suggested North Korea’s participation in the U.N. forum should be limited.
Impoverished and malnourished North Korea is one of the most heavily sanctioned states in the world.
It is still technically at war with South Korea after a 1950-53 civil war ended in a mere truce.
In addition, North Korea has submitted a new propaganda video against the United States, showing Obama and US military soldiers on fire. I thought the United States was in recent talks with them behind China and Japan’s backs?
The Daily Mail reports:
A North Korean video has portrayed Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the North conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility.
The video, posted on Sunday, follows a string of critical rhetoric against the United States.
Another video posted earlier this month showed an American city, with similarities to New York, being attacked by missiles.
Inflammatory: The North Korean propaganda agency released a video showing American-like soldiers engulfed in flames
In flames: The clip which was posted by the Uriminzokkiri network ends with a generic scene which appears to represent a nuclear weapon
Threatening: The video was released by Pyongyang as a warning to the West in particular, the U.S.
VIDEO NK video shows Obama and American soldiers going up in flames