Yesterday North Korea threatened its neighbor, South Korea, to destroy it. The threat came during a discussion at a conference in the UN of disarmament and warned it could carry out a second and third test, after its nuclear test last week.
The North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong said during the meeting: “As the saying goes, a newborn puppy knows no fear of a tiger. The erratic behavior of South Korea only proclaims his ultimate destruction.”
Without referring to the nuclear test, Yong said that North Korea gave “a strong step for self-defense,” to describe as “strong counteroffensive against a foreign aggressor.“
Yong also said: “If the United States takes a hostile position against the Popular Democratic Republic of North Korea to the end, we will have no choice but to take the steps two and three,” the official did not elaborate. His comments caused immediate criticism from other countries, including South Korea and Britain, whose ambassador, Joanne Adamson, said such comments were “completely inappropriate” and that North Korea is going the wrong direction. Meanwhile, Laura Kennedy, U.S. ambassador said that the North Korean statement is “deeply disturbing“.