In North Korea’s latest message to the U.S., the reclusive, militarized state claimed it was the U.S. and its ally, South Korea, that had provoked a climate of hostility that could ultimately lead to an outbreak of nuclear war, something supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling party said it was doing all it could to prevent.
Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a commentary Monday bashing the U.S. for its use of military pressure and international sanctions geared toward disarming North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic weapons arsenal. The article also strongly criticized North Korea’s southern neighbor for allowing Washington to carry out its policies on the Korean Peninsula.
“The U.S. and South Korean puppet authorities should reasonably behave themselves,” Rodong Sinmun wrote, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.
“We love peace more than anyone else, but we will never pardon the provokers and aggressors going reckless to bring a war disturbing peace,” it added.