Following its nuclear testing last week, North Korea pushed the boundaries of civility by threating South Korea during a conference at the U.N. in Geneva aimed at disarmament.
North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong stated to the group in attendance, "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."
Yong Ryong did not specifically mention the nuclear test but rather mentioned a "resolute step for self-defense."
"If the US takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it [North Korea] will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession," he said.
Last week’s nuclear test by North Korea involved a smaller device than has been tested in their last two tests. Nonetheless, the test still brought heavy condemnation from U.N. and world leaders. Fear now exists that the country will soon be able to launch an intercontinental missile with nuclear warheads attached.
U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy was adamantly against the North Korean’s position, remarking, "I also was particularly struck by the phrase 'heralding the destruction of the Republic of Korea' and find that language incredibly inconsistent with the goals and objectives that this body is intended to pursue."
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