North Korea has threatened to nuke Australia, if the country gets too friendly with the US.
In a blunt message, North Korea warned of a possible strike if the country continues in ‘blindly and zealously toeing the US line’.
North Korea’s state new agency (KCNA) quoted a foreign ministry spokesman castigating Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop after she said the rogue nation would be subject to further Australian sanctions and for “spouting a string of rubbish against the DPRK over its entirely just steps for self-defence”.
If Australia persists in following the US moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and remains a shock brigade of the US master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK.
The Australian foreign minister had better think twice about the consequences to be entailed by her reckless tongue-lashing before flattering the US.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said:
North Korea’s nuclear weapons program posed a “serious threat” to Australia unless it was stopped by the international community.
the sanctions were to send the clearest possible message to North Korea, that its behaviour will not be tolerated, that a nuclear-armed North Korea is not acceptable to our region.
She also urged China to step up pressure on North Korea to stamp out its belligerent and illegal behaviour.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has been on a visit to Australia, and has spent most of his time there discussing the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapon programmes.
He called North Korea and ‘urgent and most dangerous’ threat to the peace and security of the Asia Pacific area.
While all options are on the table, let me assure you the United States will continue to work closely with Australia, our other allies in the region and China to bring economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on the regime.
We truly believe that, as our allies in the region and China bring that pressure to bear, there is a chance that we can achieve a historic objective of a nuclear-free Korea peninsula by peaceful means.
North Korea’s last missile test was a massive flop, and now many are worried that Kim Jong-un could be getting ready to carry out a fresh test.