Pyongyang Slams South Korean President for Visiting US, Calls Him Warmonger
Citizens participate in a rally to pledge to thoroughly carry out the decision of the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)InternationalIndiaAfricaSEOUL (Sputnik) – North Korean state media said on Sunday that the visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to the United States was a provocation and a typical display of hostile policy regarding Pyongyang, and in fact makes a nuclear war against North Korea “a fait accompli.” On Wednesday, the leaders of South Korea and the US adopted the Washington Declaration that provides for the establishment of a regular bilateral consultation mechanism on extended deterrence and strategic planning. South Korea also secured a US promise to promptly deploy “the entire force of the alliance,” including nuclear weapons, in the event of a nuclear attack by North Korea. Washington also assured Seoul it would use all measures, including nuclear weapons, in the case of aggression from Pyongyang, and promised to send nuclear missile submarines to the Korean Peninsula. WorldS. Korea-US Talks Seeking to Reaffirm ‘Ironclad’ Ties Amid Fallout From Pentagon Leaks26 April, 05:57 GMT”This trip, aimed to draw up a sinister plan between the master and the stooge to annihilate the DPRK [North Korea], is the most hostile, aggressive and provocative, dangerous trip for a nuclear war… The ‘Washington Declaration’ on raising the practicality of the ‘extended deterrence’ provided by the U.S. is a typical product of the heinous hostile policy towards the DPRK,” North Korean media stated. The agency said that deterrence of North Korea was the main subject of the presidents’ meeting. Creating of a consultative group on Seoul’s and Washington’s nuclear issues, extended deployment of US strategic assets, including nuclear submarines, on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthening “extended deterrence” by intensification of joint military drills makes a nuclear war against North Korea “a fait accompli” (an accomplished fact). For the first time, North Korea was openly called a target for a nuclear strike, media stressed. “The traitor Yoon’s visit to the U.S. made it possible to reconfirm the hostile intention of the U.S. and the puppets which can never be changed but has become more reckless. This shows that the DPRK should neither hesitate nor stop for even a little and even a moment to become more stronger and more thoroughly prepared… The dangerous nuclear war moves of the U.S. and the puppet group running amuck in stifling the DPRK while denying its existence can never be pardoned, and they will have to pay dearly for their rash acts,” it said. AsiaS.Korean Ruling Party Head Calls For Development of National Nuclear Arms20 February, 10:22 GMTOn Saturday, North Korean President Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who serves as a deputy head of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, said that the Washington Declaration would deteriorate global safety. She denounced US President Joe Biden’s comment that any nuclear attack by Pyongyang on the US or its allies would end in a regime change in North Korea as the words of an “old man with no future.” The South Korean Ministry of Unification criticized her statement as rude and far-fetched.