Trump has lit wick of war, says North Korea

The Asian Age - - Asia -

Moscow, Oct. 12: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has “lit the wick of war” with North Korea and his coun­try will be made to pay with “a hail of fire”, a Rus­sian news agency quoted North Korea’s for­eign min­is­ter as say­ing on Wed­nes­day.

Ten­sions be­tween North Korea and the United States have risen in re­cent weeks over Py­ongyang’s nu­clear weapons and mis­sile pro­grams.

North Korea has test­fired sev­eral mis­siles and con­ducted what it said was a test ex­plo­sion of a hy­dro­gen bomb as it ad­vances to­ward its goal of de­vel­op­ing a nu­clear-tipped mis­sile ca­pa­ble of hit­ting the US main­land. With his bel­li­cose and in­sane state­ment at the United Na­tions, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us

Ri Yong Ho,

Speak­ing to Rus­sia’s state-run TASS news agency, North Korean for­eign min­is­ter Ri Yong Ho said his coun­try’s nu­clear pro­gramme guar­an­teed peace and safety in the re­gion and would not be a mat­ter of dis­cus­sion.

“With his bel­li­cose and in­sane state­ment at the UN, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us,” TASS quoted Ri as say­ing. “We need to set­tle the fi­nal score, only with a hail of fire, not words.”

Mr Ri has pre­vi­ously called Mr Trump Pres­i­dent Evil and his com­ments are likely to fuel an es­ca­lat­ing war of words be­tween the US Pres­i­dent and North Korean leader Kim Jongun. “We have al­most reached the last point on the jour­ney to­wards our fi­nal goal — to achieve a real bal­ance of power with the US,” he said. “Our prin­ci­pal po­si­tion is that we will never agree to any talks in which our nu­clear weapons will be the sub­ject of ne­go­ti­a­tions.”

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