North Korea has allegedly written an open letter to the Western world, urging governments to watch Donald Trump’s “reckless and heinous” leadership very closely or brace up for World War III.
In the unprecedented letter, DPRK bragged about its new status as a full-fledged nuclear power.
According to a report from Sydney Morning Herald, the letter was publicized by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who said it passed through the North Korean embassy in Jakarta and Australia’s Indonesian consulate.
Most Western countries are believed to have received copies of the unusual letter which was written by Kim Jong Un’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
The letter was branded “unusual” because DPRK usually communicate through its state-owned news agency, KCNA; its author and the way it was delivered aroused suspicion in many quarters.
However, the letter which was sent to parliaments of different countries addressed Mr. Trump’s speech at the UN, where he threatened to “totally destroy North Korea,” and advised “sharp vigilance” on the billionaire president.
Speaking with The Herald, Ms Bishop said the letter was the first of its kind and the only copy North Korea has ever sent to any Australian foreign minister.
“…It’s an open letter. This is not how they usually send messages around the world,” she said.
Remarkably, Ms Bishop highlighted that DPRK’s open letter shows that “the collective strategy of allies and partners to impose maximum pressure and diplomatic and economic sanctions on North Korea is working.”
The minister said there’s an underlying purpose in the letter, and alleged that North Korea is making “desperate attempts” to split interests in the international community because it is clearly feeling the negative effects of isolation.
South Korea, Japan, the UK, US, and Australia are among the front-liners forging a dreadful coalition to curtail Pyongyang’s supreme leadership. Both Russia and China have shown anger and frustration with the government’s show of military power in recent months.
While calling for diplomacy as the best way to reduce tensions in the peninsula last September, China showed support to UN sanctions against the country. Russia followed suit shortly afterwards.
“Those two UN Security Council resolutions, which were embraced by China and Russia, impose for the first time sector-wide comprehensive sanctions against DPRK,” Ms Bishop added. “And most of those sanctions have to be implemented by China. So I think that this shows they are feeling desperate, feeling isolated, trying to demonise the US, trying to divide the international community.”
Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
“If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance,” said the letter.
“The DPRK has emerged a fully-fledged nuclear power which has a strong nuclear arsenal and various kinds of nuclear delivery means made by dint of self-reliance and self-development. The real foe of nuclear force is a nuclear war itself.
“The Foreign Affairs Committee … takes this opportunity to express belief that the parliaments of different countries loving independence, peace and justice will fully discharge their due mission and duty in realising the desire of mankind for international justice and peace with sharp vigilance against the heinous and reckless moves of the Trump administration trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster.”