Vice FM blasts Australian PM for insulting DPRK

DPRK MFA Statement

Choe Hui Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, issued the following press statement on November 16:

Lately, the Australian prime minister has been continuously letting out a stream of invective against the DPRK while zealously following the U.S. in the extreme sanctions and pressure on the DPRK.

At a press interview held in Hong Kong of China on November 12, he talked nonsense that "north Korea is one of the most crafty and sophisticated criminal states that raise funds for nuclear program through illicit means including weapon and drug trafficking and cyber-crime, and a criminal organization operating under the name of a state." And he appealed to all countries attending the East Asia Summit to "intensify economic and financial sanctions against north Korea" while claiming that "united and collective pressure would bring north Korea back to its senses."

His impudent condemnation of the dignified DPRK as a criminal organization is exactly in line with the reckless threat made by Trump on the UN podium to totally destroy our country, and it constitutes a wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and an intolerable insult to its people.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth is the way I ought to respond to the Australian prime minister who hurled unreasonable abuse at the DPRK in defiance of international norms of etiquette and courtesy.

The Australian prime minister should fully understand that uttering paradoxical remarks at different places and dispatching armed forces to the U.S. nuclear war drills targeting the DPRK are only adding to the sins that Australia had committed against the Korean people during the Korean War.

For the prime minister of a country he is, he should deliberate whether or not his baseless condemnation of the DPRK and impetuous participation in the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure against the DPRK would do any good to the interests and desire of his people cherishing peace and justice, and seriously ponder over the consequences that an inappropriate remark he makes could bring to his own political career.

Now in Australia there are strong voices of condemnation that the present government is providing benefits to the U.S. supremacy and arms sale while bringing great danger to Australia by pursuing the U.S. foreign policy like a "sleepwalker", and they are demanding that the prime minister clarify his stand to refrain from joining the U.S. aggressive and provocative military maneuvers and that the prerogative to use armed forces on the Korean peninsula be transferred to the Federal Parliament.

It is not surprising that the prime minister is being ridiculed in the neighboring countries as "a paper cat hiding behind a paper tiger labelled Trump", "Trump's mouthpiece" and "a second class Western citizen" who would be shy to be the second in groveling to Trump.

The Australian prime minister should give up the daydream that some sort of "unity" and "pressure" could check the advance of the DPRK which is marching forward under the high banner of self-development, and he should watch his mouth in light of the brilliant reality and the invincible might of the DPRK.

The Australian prime minister had better mind the business within his own country rather than being a marionette of the U.S.

(KCNA - November 16, 2017)

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