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Kim Jong-un has tried to justify Pyongyang’s recent missile tests, claiming President Donald Trump is attempting to ignite a second Korean War.
Axar.az reports citing Daily Express.
On behalf of the despot leader, North Korea’s national peace committee ridiculed the US as an “imperialist hooligan” which was attempting to revive methods of aggression used during the Cold War.
The committee referred to the "UN Command" which it described as the US’ armed force strategy of occupying the Korean peninsula in its entirety around the late 1950s.
Claiming President Trump is once again restarting the "UN Command", the committee, said via the state’s official mouthpiece: “The US is restoring to the moves for intensifying the ‘UN Command’.
“This is definitely aimed to ignite the second Korean war and stifle the DPRK [North Korea] by force of arms under the signboard of the UN.
“Hypocrisy, fraud and deception are methods of existence particular to the imperialist hooligans.
“But the world witnessed no country like the US which has abused the name of the UN for aggression and war century after century.”
North Korea went on to attack regions of South Korea for joining the US in their aggressive tactics towards their communist state.
Pyongyang’s committee insisted their levels of aggression not only affected their state, but “all Koreans aspiring independence”.
North Korea issued these comments hours before Kim launched a “ballistic” missile which crashed into Japanese waters.
South Korean and Japanese officials confirmed the missile launch which came before the US began to celebrate its national independence day.
The Korean Peninsula has been divided between the American-backed South and the authoritarian North since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Worries have increased as the North’s leader Kim Jong-un pushes to expand his nuclear arsenal and develop ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.
China’s UN ambassador, Liu Jieyi, warned yesterday that further escalation of already high tensions with North Korea risks getting out of control, “and the consequences would be disastrous”.
But President Trump previously said he would not partake in negotiations with the isolated state unless they halt missile tests.
2017.07.04 / 11:24