BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 P.M.) – According to North Korean Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs Kim Young Jae, the United States should never forget that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) now “possesses [atomic] and hydrogen bombs, as well as intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
The North Korean official made the comment on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic forum in Vladivostok today. The remark was a response to ongoing threats by the US that new sanctions were to be placed on North Korea.
Kim Young Jae also criticized Japan and South Korea for their using of the South-East Economic Forum to achieve “untidy political aims” against North Korean interests.
He added that the US “is escalating the situation in the world and the nuclear [war] threat” and to this end, politicians in Washington should never forget that North Korea has “powerful tools for the nuclear deterring” which we can be used in response “to the onslaught of [any] hostile forces worldwide.”