North Korea Threatens South Korea With “Final Destruction”

by Colonel on February 19, 2013

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 [said].

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.

“Our current nuclear test is the primary countermeasure taken by the DPRK in which it exercised its maximum self-restraint,” said  Jon.

U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy said she found North Korea’s threat on Tuesday profoundly disturbing and later tweeted that it was “offensive”.

” – (Tom Miles, Additional reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer)

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