North Korea threatened “physical action” for publication in South Korea, the U.S. integrated missile defense system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), which Washington and Seoul announced last week. According to Reuters, Pyongyang promises to turn the South into a sea of flames and a pile of ash at that moment, when to follow orders.”
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“We will follow the measures of physical influence, as soon as confirmed reports that the tool of American world domination, THAAD, will be stationed in South Korea, the statement says the North Korean military. – Our army is strong will to inflict merciless retaliation and to draw the South into a sea of flames and a pile of ash at that moment, when to follow an order to do it.”
It is reported that Pyongyang also intends to terminate the only diplomatic channel with the United States that existed within the UN. As noted by The New York Times, these measures came in response to the American package of sanctions adopted against the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN and a dozen North Korean officials last week for launches of ballistic missiles and the alleged development of weapons of mass destruction.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, in turn, reiterated that the missile defense system will be placed on the Peninsula, given the bellicose rhetoric of North Korea. A representative of the South Korean defense Ministry mun San Gyun urged Pyongyang not to take “stupid actions”. Otherwise, he said, he would face a “resolute and severe punishment.”
Recall that reports about the deployment of THAAD has caused negative reaction of China and Russia. The Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi stated that THAAD greatly exceeds the needs of security on the Korean Peninsula and suggested that the “placement is a conspiracy.” As for the Russian foreign Ministry, in its statement said that the actions of Seoul and Washington can “only enhance the destructive influence of the US global missile defence on international security and strategic stability.”
“It is a familiar tactic – said the “MK” koreamed, Director of the Center of Russian strategy in Asia of the Institute of Economics Georgy Toloraya. – At the time the North Koreans at the talks said they would turn Seoul into a sea of fire, but it was not intended for propaganda. The South Koreans, to show what their neighbors are “bad”, issued a record of negotiations, which caused a lot of noise. The North Koreans liked that they managed to cause such a reaction without any additional costs. Now they are at every opportunity, promise of thermonuclear blows, the sea and a heap of ashes. This repeats the routine. In that case, I’m not actually seeing anything. I think the fact that they make such harsh statements, due to the desire to please China and Russia, who strongly oppose THAAD, because the North Koreans the placement of these missiles changes, in fact, a little bit. Their weapons are directed primarily against the United States, Japan and other countries, but not against South Korea. To Seoul to get long-range artillery. So this is another reason to once again remind myself and at the same time make nice to China and Russia.”Related posts: