North Korea to be ready for talk or conflict with US
North Korea announced to be ready for a talk or a conflict with the US on Friday and warned the US’s sanctions could be a miscalculated step.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (photo: Reuters)
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho asserted “We are prepared for both dialogue and confrontation. If the U.S. tries to confront us with sanctions and not abandon its confrontational posture, it would be a miscalculation”.
Furthermore, he blamed the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for giving “dark shadows” to the US – North Korea nuclear dialogue and reacted to the Pompeo’s words in an interview that the US will continue to impose strongest sanctions to North Korea unless North Korea stopped its nuclear programs.
He said “If the U.S. is still dreaming of achieving everything with sanctions, we must either let it dream on or shatter that dream”.
The dialogues between the US and North Korea about North Korea’s denuclearization has not been revived since the meeting of their two leaders at Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in June because of two countries’ provocative actions.
The North Korea had conducted a series of missiles launches for opposing against the joint military drills between the US and South Korea while the US kept carrying out its plan with South Korea.
The US also fired its medium – range cruise missiles after pulling out of the INF treaty and even said that this test was a message to Russia, China and North Korea.
North Korea had also said it was not interested in a talk with the US on Thursday (August 22) and accused the US of starting “a new cold war”.
Reuters ( Van Nguyen )