Park branded a ‘psy­chopath’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

Photo: AFP

Park Geun-Hye wants the Amer­i­can anti-missile sys­tem in place.

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