İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-16.09.2017- Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee which is responsible from external ties and propaganda threatened Japan to use nuclear weapons and “sink” it then reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness. Also, they called to withdraw from UN which they name as “a tool of evil” made up of “money-bribed” countries that move at the order of the United States.
On 3 September, North Korea conducted its sixth and the most powerful nuclear test. As a response, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accepted a resolution drafted by the US that bans North Korea to have textile exports which are the second biggest source of income after coal, mineral and fuel supplies.
According to North Korean state-run news agency KCNA, the committee released a statement as “The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us”.
By the way, Juche is North Korean ruling ideology that mixes Marxism and an extreme form of lone nationalism, introduced by the grandfather of Kim Jong Un.
Also, the committee said “Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness. Let’s vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now”.
Regarding North Korean authorities release, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga worded “This announcement is extremely provocative and egregious. It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable”.