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Posted on 10/03/2012 3:37:56 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
A senior North Korean diplomat warned a meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York that "a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war" on the Korean Peninsula.
Pak Kil-yon, Pyongyang's vice-foreign minster, put the blame for the tense state of inter-Korean relations firmly on South Korea's conservative government and claimed the citizens of the North feel "shame" and "political terror."
Monday's speech was the first time a representative of North Korea has addressed the General Assembly since Kim Jong-un assumed power after the death of his father in December last year.
"Since taking office, the current South Korean government has caused the worst situation in North-South relations by making all inter-Korean agreements null and void," Pak said, referring to pacts with previous South Korean administrations that sought reconciliation between the two ideological enemies and an expansion of economic co-operation.
Describing relations between the two governments as in "total bankruptcy," Pak dismissed the South Korean government of Lee Myung-bak with the comment, "History will bring them to justice."
Neither the United States nor the UN escaped criticism, with Pak saying recent joint military manoeuvres between the US and South Korean troops were "reckless provocations."
"Today, due to the continued US hostile policy towards the DPRK, the vicious cycle of confrontation and aggravation of tensions is an ongoing phenomenon on the Korean Peninsula, which has become the world's most dangerous hot spot and where a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war," Pak said.
Responding to the UN Security Council's condemnation of a failed ballistic missile launch in April, Pak repeated the North's position that the launch was of a rocket to put a satellite into orbit and that it was "legitimate and peaceful." The UN criticism was "unjust,"
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
North and South Korea 'on the verge of nuclear war'
The Norks are the masters of subtlety.
Kim Jong Un is gearing up to get his name in the history books as ‘super awesome, chocolate-coated hero of all Koreans’.
Translation: “We need more free stuff, especially food, fuel, and medicine. And stop locking up our money from counterfeiting, drug smuggling, and arms dealing.”
We need to give South Korea their own nuclear arsenal.
From the civilized world to you Mr.Pak Kil-yon, blow it out your ASS! Go beg “F”ing China!
Even try giving South Korea their own nukes and you’ll have the Chinese Navy blockading the entire peninsula.
What makes you think they don’t have one?
Whateverz...sea of fire, blah, blah, blah....
Same old, same old.
Soooo scared, right...
All this loon is doing is putting his grubby red hand out for money..Their little leader is running out..Start the threats and get billions..
If we would stop handing out billions to ever Muslim and Chinese..and Africa then we would not have money problems..
Oh bull. South Korea has no nukes and North Korea probably doesn’t have a reliable way to deliver the couple crappy nuclear devices it might have.
North Korea is simply trying to influence the next election in the South - and it wouldn’t surprise me if it worked.
“Even try giving South Korea their own nukes and youll have the Chinese Navy blockading the entire peninsula.”
Don’t have to....they are already there....and have been for quite some time.
Standard NORK boilerplate.
They don’t for the very reasons taht Viennacon pointed out.
Still it WOULD be fun to watch the PRC crap a brick.
China doesn’t care because they know South Korea wouldn’t use it, unless North Korea used one of theirs.
Some amusing behind the scenes is that the Norks are being driven bonkers by that silly “Gangnam Style” song and music video.
For both of you unfamiliar with it, the Gangnam district in Seoul is known for its wealth, ostentation, trendiness, and conspicuous consumption. A South Korean pop star named ‘Psy’, kind of a pudgy type, did a song and music video making fun of all the Gangnam excesses.
And it became a huge international hit. In the music genre known as ‘K-pop’, the video stars several well known Korean celebrities, including his female dance partner, the guy in the yellow suit, and the hip thrusting guy.
Well, pirate copies of this made it to North Korea, and though extremely illegal, were soon everywhere, showing the Nork elite youth both the wealth of South Korea, and more importantly, that they are having *fun* down there; something not permitted in the North.
The video itself is just silly, but worth a look so you know what everybody is talking about.
Oh carp, the Norks feel out of the limelight again.