North Korea has warned the United Kingdom to learn from the past and stay out of aggressive military drills, according to media reports. The DPRK added that “its on the brink of war” with their South Korean neighbors.
Image shows DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un.
The warning from Kim Jong-Un’s leadership came in the aftermath of Britain’s declaration that it would take part in joint military drills with South Korea and the US.
North Korea’s foreign affairs representative for northern Europe, Pak Yun Sik, dished out the warning on behalf of his government as the UK prepare for a November military exercise with their allies.
However, the DPRK maintains its not fazed by whatever form of military training has been scheduled but the early warning is only a reminder that any interference shall not be taken lightly “in case there is ever a need for real thing in the region”, SkyNews.com wrote.
Mr Pak, who lost his temper during the speech, said: “The situation on the Korean peninsula is close to the brink of war because of endless military exercises by American and South Korean forces targeting us.
“Now, Britain has decided to send its Typhoon fighter jets to take part in joint US-South Korean military drills, in the south of Korea, from 4 to 10 November.
“This is a hostile act, openly joining the US and South Korean forces in moves for a new war against us.
“Britain claims that this military exercise is not targeting us, but the US and South Korea openly say that these military exercises are aimed at launching a strike against our military facilities and our command structure.”
He continues: “Britain should draw a serious lesson from its past when it took part in the Korean War, and suffered losses, and then when it took part in wars led by the US in Iraq and other countries, which resulted in a refugee crisis in Europe, and terrorism.
“Britain should immediately withdraw its decision to take part in these aggressive military drills.”
North and South Korea remain technically at war since their 1953 fight ended with an armistice but no peace treaty.
Meanwhile, the New York Post quoted Lee Yong Pil, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for American Studies in a statement to NBC News. He said: “The US has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our dear leader, Kim Jong Un.
“We will not step back as long as there’s a nuclear threat to us from the United States.”
Mr Lee added that there’s balance of terror as the US does not have a monopoly on pre-emptive nuclear strikes.
In his words: “If we see that the US would do it to us, we would do it first,” Lee said. “We have the technology.”
He concluded: “We have to have nuclear weapons to protect our country, and it’s our policy to go nuclear.”