When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the stage of the U.N. General Assembly last month, North Korea was watching—and listening.
The state-controlled news agency KCNA reacted to Abe’s speech on Monday in a scathing article that criticized the Japanese leader for urging the international community to put pressure on Pyongyang rather than engaging in talks. It followed President Donald Trump’s anti-dialogue stance on relations with the country.
The commentary accuses Japanese “reactionaries” of using the situation in the Korean peninsula for “sinister political goals,” referring to a snap election Abe called last week in a bid to consolidate his party’s power and pass a constitutional reform.
KCNA intimated Japan’s leader to “think twice about the consequences” of his rhetoric.
“Japan’s such rackets inciting the tension of the Korean peninsula is a suicidal deed that will bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago,” the commentary read.
It added that while “no-one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war,” Japan would “be engulfed in flames” in a moment, read more…