A South Korean man watches coverage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at a Seoul train station.
A South Korean man watches coverage of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at a Seoul train station. Ahn Young-joon

N Korea offers US extinction

NORTH Korea has hit back after a US vow to push for more sanctions against the hermit nation.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea said: "The US should be fully aware that as long as it persists with intense political, economic and military confrontation with the DPRK in defiance of its repeated stern warning, the former will never be able to avoid its permanent extinction.”

It said America's attempts to "obliterate” North Korea's sovereignty and right to existence were "reaching an extremely reckless phase”.

It also accused the US of trying to fabricate the harshest ever "sanctions resolution” by manipulating the United Nations Security Council over the country's latest hydrogen bomb test.

"Instead of making a right choice based on rational analysis of the overall situation, the US is trying to use the DPRK's legitimate self-defensive measures as an excuse to strangle and suffocate it,” it said.

It called the US "a blood- thirsty beast obsessed with the wild dream of reversing the DPRK's development of the state nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase”.

It said there was no way North Korea would "wait and let the US feast on it”.

"The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means,” it stated.

"The measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the US the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history.

"The world will witness how the DPRK tames the US gangsters by taking series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged.

"The US should be fully aware that as long as it persists with intense political, economic and military confrontation with the DPRK in defiance of its repeated stern warning, the former will never be able to avoid its permanent extinction.”

- staff writers



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