Vow to reduce US ‘to ashes’
SEOUL/JAPAN: A North Korean state agency threatened yesterday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the US to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.
The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the north’s propaganda, also called for the break-up of the Security Council, which it called “a tool of evil”.
Regional tension has risen since the north conducted its sixth nuclear test on September 3, following a series of missile tests, including one that flew over Japan.
The council voted unanimously on a new round of sanctions on Monday.