Pro­tes­tors call for North Korea to be bombed af­ter new atom test

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SIMON DEAN simon@sun­

DEMON­STRA­TORS yes­ter­day de­manded that North Korea be “pun­ished” for its lat­est A-bomb test – with a mas­sive NU­CLEAR STRIKE!

Crowds in Seoul, cap­i­tal of North Korea’s south­ern neigh­bour, burned pic­tures of youth­ful dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-Un and the barmy Stal­in­ist state’s flag.

Fu­ri­ous pro­tes­tors cov­ered a North Korean na­tional flag with black and red paint and wrote “Strike Im­me­di­ately” on two other flags. Oth­ers yelled: “Re­venge” and de­manded that the United States un­leash nu­clear weapons to de­stroy North Korea’s A-bomb test­ing range in Pung­gye-ri.

One on­looker, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, said: “Why will the United States not act?

“They took out Sad­dam Hus­sein on the pre­text he had ‘weapons of mass de­struc­tion’. Kim has proved he has th­ese weapons – boasted about them – yet the US has not acted.

“A mil­i­tary re­sponse, a nu­clear re­sponse, is re­quired. It’s the only lan­guage they know.” North Korea re­sponded to world­wide con­dem­na­tion of yes­ter­day’s nu­clear test by say­ing it was a “first re­sponse” to US threats and warned of “sec­ond and third mea­sures of greater in­ten­sity”. The United States and oth­ers called the test a vi­o­la­tion of UN res­o­lu­tions.

Even North Korea’s only ma­jor ally, China, voiced op­po­si­tion.


But the North’s For­eign Min­istry said the test was a “self­de­fen­sive mea­sure” that does not vi­o­late any in­ter­na­tional law.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama said nu­clear test ef­forts “do not make North Korea more se­cure.”


Jong-Un FLAM­ING AN­GRY: Pro­tes­tors in South Korea

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