North and South Korea ‘on the verge of nuclear war’


A senior North Korean diplomat warned a meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York that “a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war” on the Korean Peninsula.

Julian Ryall

Pak Kil-yon, Pyongyang’s vice-foreign minster, put the blame for the tense state of inter-Korean relations firmly on South Korea’s conservative government and claimed the citizens of the North feel “shame” and “political terror.”

Monday’s speech was the first time a representative of North Korea has addressed the General Assembly since Kim Jong-un assumed power after the death of his father in December last year.

“Since taking office, the current South Korean government has caused the worst situation in North-South relations by making all inter-Korean agreements null and void,” Pak said, referring to pacts with previous South Korean administrations that sought reconciliation between the two ideological enemies and an expansion of economic co-operation.

Describing relations between the two governments as in “total bankruptcy,” Pak dismissed the South Korean government of Lee Myung-bak with the comment, “History will bring them to justice.”

Neither the United States nor the UN escaped criticism, with Pak saying recent joint military manoeuvres between the US and South Korean troops were “reckless provocations.”

“Today, due to the continued US hostile policy towards the DPRK, the vicious cycle of confrontation and aggravation of tensions is an ongoing phenomenon on the Korean Peninsula, which has become the world’s most dangerous hot spot and where a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war,” Pak said.

Responding to the UN Security Council’s condemnation of a failed ballistic missile launch in April, Pak repeated the North’s position that the launch was of a rocket to put a satellite into orbit and that it was “legitimate and peaceful.” The UN criticism was “unjust,” he added.

Pyongyang has recently stepped up its criticism of the South Korean government, a tactic analysts believe is designed to raise hostility against the present government ahead of a general election scheduled for December.

President Lee met with senior security advisers on Wednesday of last week and issued a request that North Korea refrain from attempts to influence the election.

North Korean state-run media have in recent days claimed that Seoul is attempting to provoke a war of aggression and that South Korean warships have entered the North’s territorial waters and fired on fishing boats.

“The Lee regime is being driven into a tight corner in which it can no longer prolong its political life without committing any provocative act,” KCNA reported. “Only miserable ruin and death await the Lee regime.”

South Korean media are reporting that North Korean fighter jets have stepped up training flights since July, while artillery units in the west of the country are preparing for large-scale exercises and more submarines are putting to sea.

Pyongyang’s efforts to sow instability in the South may be having an effect, however, after a recent poll showed that nearly 66 per cent of people are unhappy with the Lee government’s hard-line policies towards the North.


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2 Responses

  1. John Dylan Milton says:

    whatever… fuck 'em!

  2. Chaos says:

    A North Korean Nuclear Strike on South Korea was seen by Remote Viewer Major Ed Dames (US Army Retired) and his Team of Remote Viewers. This “Vision” was reported Years ago on Coast to Coast Am with Art Bell. The Skeptical General Public and even Scientific Minds Laughed at Major Ed Dames for even thinking that North Korea would have the ability to get a Nuclear Device. Well…Years later North Korea has one and maybe even more than one Thermonuclear Device. The North Koreans are working on the Delivery system, hence all the Missile Test Launches. Embarrassing as it was for the North Koreans to see their latest test launch fail, I think they are using smoke and mirrors to fool watchful eyes. While all eyes are on the skies the North Koreans are tunneling under the DMZ . If you use history as a guide to the future, in World War I the Australians tunneled under German Occupied “Hill 60” in France and laid enough Explosives to kill Thousands of German Soldiers. The Plan worked, and so the same plan CAN and WILL work for North Korea. They Have the delivery system they need. Major Ed Dames has also confirmed this very important detail with Remote Viewing. I highly recommend watching the 40 min video “The Killshot” at . North Korea’s Track record of Actual Aggression that happened recently is the 2010 Torpedo Attack of a South Korean Vessel the “Cheonan” where 46 South Korean sailors died. Another Incident is the 2011 Artillery Shelling of the South Korean Island “Yeonpyeong” where dozens of buildings were destroyed and 2 South Korean Marines were killed. A country like North Korea has a REAL Track Record of Aggression to it’s neighbor. The Only question remaining is when will North Korea attack again and detonate a Thermonuclear Device on South Korean soil?

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