Breaking: "NKorea threatens 'final destruction'" of South Korea. Reportedly, North Korea warned South Korea at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament Tuesday, that it could take "other" steps beyond its recent nuclear test. The toxic language drew harsh criticism from United Nations member states, who call for deeper sanctions and actions.
According to a Feb. 19 report from Reuters, North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong addressed representatives from various countries with this shocking statement:
"As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction."
While the language was cryptic, it is obvious Ryong meant his nation would double-down on its blatant threats to acquire nuclear and possibly other weapons of mass destruction.
Recently, the rouge nation notified China, its closest ally, with its intent to carry out future nuclear tests in order to force the hands of the United States towards diplomatic talks.
However, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama said in the past that it will only sit open talks and/or lessen sanctions if North Korea provides solid evidence that it has given up its quest to obtain nuclear weapons.
"In the 30 years of my career I've never heard anything like it and it seems to me that we are not speaking about something that is even admissible, we are speaking about a threat of the use of force that is prohibited by Article 2.4 of the United Nations charter," said Spanish Ambassador Javier Gil Catalina, who says if North Korea's threat of "final destruction" is a violation of international law.
However, Ryong pointed to the many nuclear tests from the United States over the years as a breach of law and was highly hypocritical.
Nonetheless, United Nations member states spoke out against the warnings and came short of comparing them to threats of war.
While Russia and China were in attendance when NKorea threatened "final destruction," neither country commented on the tough talk from the Northern Korean state.