Rogue state and nuclear apocalypse activists, North Korea, have upped their warmongering rhetoric saying recent U.S. sanctions have put them on the path to war.
Washington recently annoyed North Korean diplomats when they slapped severe sanctions on the country’s tyrannical leader, Kim Jong-Un over ‘widespread human rights abuses’.
Unsurprisingly North Korean diplomats responded with their usual bluster, saying they took this action as a ‘declaration of war’, Sky News reports.
Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said:
The Obama administration went so far to have the impudence to challenge the supreme dignity of the DPRK in order to get rid of its unfavourable position during the political and military showdown with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown. We regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war.
Mr Han went on to add that the U.S. had ‘declared war on the DPRK (North Korea) with its ‘vicious and hostile acts’ and that they had the right to respond in a ‘very hard way’.
Presumably the ‘vicious and hostile acts’ are the sanctions placed on the state because of its overwhelming desire to build itself a nuclear arsenal.
Ironically they also blame the U.S. for needing nuclear weapons in the first place, basically saying that because America has nukes and missiles they want them for defence.
North Korea seem unlikely to stop their nuclear programme any time in the future, with Mr Han saying: ‘We are all prepared for war, and we are all prepared for peace.
We never hide the fact, and we are very proud of the fact, that we have very strong nuclear deterrent forces not only to cope with the United States’ nuclear blackmail but also to neutralize the nuclear blackmail of the United States.
Kim Jong-Un isn’t the only North Korean official to be put on the human rights blacklist, ten other high ranking North Koreans were also on the list.
All snark aside North Korea is a pretty horrible place to live ans is alleged to be involved in a myriad of different human rights abuses including an estimated 80.000 – 120,000 prison camp detainees as well as extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence.