North Korea reacts to Japan’s “pressure, not dialogue” remark

N.Korea has come up with the reaction to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s speech saying “pressure, not dialogue” will force N.Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions and said that they will threaten Japan with nuclear destructions.

This was said in response to the Tokyo’s attempts to encourage the international community to rebuff dialogue in favour of applying more pressure on Pyongyang.

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In an article released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang responded to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech at the UN General Assembly last month, in which he called for “pressure, not dialogue” to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

Kim Jong-un’s regime accused Abe of “using the ‘theory of crisis on the Korean peninsula'” for political purposes, and in particular to “facilitate Japan’s militarisation and at the same time strengthen inside unity and save the present rulers driven into a tight corner with corruption and irregularities”, reports Efe news.

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The article added that Abe had already shown his “sinister political goal” with measures such as increasing defence costs and calling snap elections. “Japan’s rackets inciting the tension of the Korean peninsula is a suicidal deed that will bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago.

“No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment,” the article said, stressing that if the Japanese people, “the first victim of nuclear disaster in the world, are offered in sacrifice owing to handful militarist reactionaries’ political aim, it will be a tragedy of the century”.

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