Park branded a ‘psychopath’
NORTH Korea yesterday labelled South Korean President Park Geunhye a “psychopath” after she made a speech slamming Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions and defending the deployment of a United States anti-missile system.
In her televised address on August 15, Ms Park had stressed that deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system was an act of “self-defence” in response to the North’s expanding nuclear weapons program.
A spokesperson for the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said Ms Park’s argument was “preposterous” and unfounded.
“This is just a lame excuse and she should know that no one will be taken in by such sophism of a puppet that can do nothing without an approval of her US master,” the spokesperson said.
“This is no more than nonsense talked by a psychopath,” he added in a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency.
North Korea has threatened to take “physical action” against the THAAD deployment, saying any South Korean ports and airfields hosting US military hardware would become a target.
Beijing is also opposed to the move, seeing it as a US bid to flex its military muscle in the region.
US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley addressed those concerns during talks on August 16 with his Chinese counterpart Gen Li Zuocheng in Beijing. –
Park Geun-Hye wants the American anti-missile system in place.