United States should be "beaten to death like a rabid dog": North Korea

Kristopher Drake
September 15, 2017

Inoki, who returned from a visit to North Korea earlier this week, told a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday that Japan, as the world's only country to have been attacked by atomic bombs, should stay more neutral and mediate between the US and North Korea.

But the, uh, "Peace Committee" spokesperson didn't stop there: "The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche", the spokesperson continued, referring to the country's "self-reliance" ideology.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK claimed on Thursday that USA and North Korean officials had met "secretly" on the sidelines of a security forum in Switzerland earlier this month. The measures prohibit all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers.

Moon said he believed North Korea wanted to ensure "regime stability" and to be accepted as a nuclear power state, with a seat at the negotiating table with the US.

In its first official reaction to the sanctions resolution adopted by the U.N. Security Council on Monday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the sanctions would only strengthen the country's resolve to pursue its nuclear weapons program "at a faster pace without the slightest diversion". The United States, South Korea and other governments have yet to confirm that the North tested such a weapon, but the september 3 test, the North's sixth, was by far its most powerful to date.

And now, North Korea is making a new threat to Japan, where thousands of USA troops are stationed.

But sanctions advocates say that ultimately compelling full compliance from China, Russia, and other countries that undermine United Nations sanctions, will require the U.S.to levy secondary sanctions. "But I do not agree that we need to develop our own nuclear weapons or bring back [U.S.] tactical nuclear weapons to respond to the North's nuclear capabilities". The administration of President Donald Trump has indicated it will consider secondary sanctions if the United Nations sanctions are not fully implemented.

North Korea's test of a possible thermonuclear weapon reshaped the mountain above the nuclear test site, experts revealed.

A significant reduction in hard currency revenue would make it difficult for the military to purchase weapons components and sow discord between leader Kim Jong Un and the elite in the country, whose loyalty is bought to a degree with imported luxury goods.

As North Korea holds more frequent and more powerful tests, the South in particular has ramped up its deterrence efforts.

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