Py­ongyang will shower fire on US: N Korea min­is­ter

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

North Korea will "shower fire" on the US in re­sponse to the threats by its Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, the regime's For­eign Min­is­ter has said. North Korean For­eign Min­is­ter Ri Yong-ho made his re­marks in an in­ter­view to the Rus­sian news agency TASS on Wed­nes­day. His state­ment fol­lows weeks of es­ca­lat­ing ten­sions between North Korea and the US, fu­elled by Py­ongyang's re­peated nu­clear tests and Trump's tough talk.

"It is the stead­fast will of all the ser­vice per­son­nel and peo­ple of the DPRK (North Korea) to shower fire on the US," Ri said.

The North Korean For­eign Min­is­ter at­tended the reg­u­lar ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly in Septem­ber, dur­ing which Trump threat­ened to "to­tally de­stroy" North Korea over its weapons pro­gramme, in­clud­ing the Septem­ber 3 nu­clear test. Cit­ing Trump's UN speech, Ri said: "By his bel­li­cose and in­sane state­ment in the UN arena, Trump -- it can be said -- lit the wick of the war against us."

"We need to set­tle the fi­nal score, only with a hail of fire, Ri, who had called Trump "men­tally de­ranged" af­ter the UN speech, told TASS that North Korea was "win­ning" and rep­re­sented "a wor­thy coun­ter­weight to the US". Echo­ing pre­vi­ous warn­ings by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Ri said that "the US should act sen­si­bly and stop touch­ing us if they do not want to dis­grace them­selves in the face of the whole world", and added that his na­tion's forces "will not leave Amer­ica, the ag­gres­sor state, un­pun­ished".

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