President Trump’s new national security strategy unveiled this week has been condemned by North Korea as a “criminal document” that is “nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world,” according to reports.
“The international society should remain vigilant against the maneuvers of the gang of Trump to invade and control (North Korea) by igniting a nuclear war at any cost in the Korean peninsula and clearly see through the ulterior motive behind its repeated talk of dialogue, designed to cover up its evil intention and mock the world,” a North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
“As the U.S. set its diplomatic and security policy at crushing us militarily and is publicly aiming a sword at us, we will make the US bitterly regret its strategy with our cannons,” he added.
Trump’s national security strategy document was released Monday and says that Washington has to confront the challenge posed by North Korea’s weapons programs.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman defended North Korea’s right to possess nuclear weapons as necessary “to defend our sovereignty and rights to existence and development in the face of ever increased hostile moves and nuclear threats and blackmail of the U.S.”
North Korea on Nov. 29 said it successfully tested a new ICBM that put the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.
The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure.
“We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the U.S. nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves by establishing the practical balance of force with the U.S,” the North Korea Foreign Ministry said.
North Korea said those who voted for the sanctions would face Pyongyang’s wrath.
“Those countries that raised their hands in favor of this ‘sanctions resolution’ shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the ‘resolution’ and we will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done.”