Pyongyang is ramping up statements of nuclear power ahead of its Seventh Party Congress.
SEOUL, April 27 (UPI) — North Korea threatened to put the United States through a “baptism of nuclear fire” if Washington does not suspend its “hostile policy” against Pyongyang.
The statement of condemnation was published in Wednesday’s issue of the Rodong Sinmun, under the headline, “Will they change policy, or prefer a baptism of nuclear fire”?
Pyongyang’s media blamed the United States for “blowing away” a chance for a peace proposal, and the only choice for Washington now is the “method of last resort,” South Korean news service Newsis reported.
The editorial stated the North had recently offered concessions, although North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Tae Song told reporters in Beijing Tuesday there are no conditions for which nuclear tests would be stopped.
“The United States has ignored reality and if they dare attack us a nuclear bolt of lightening would hit the U.S. landmass, leading to catastrophic disaster that would turn the country into powder,” North Korea said in a statement. read more…