nk for sep 13

NK defiant over UNSC sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed
Jack Kim, Roberta Rampton, Reuters, Sep 13 2017

SEOUL/FASCHINGSTEIN – NK displayed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new UNSC sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a pindo invasion. Pres Trump said the sanctions were just a small step toward what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes. NK’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by KCNA:

These resolutions are an infringement on the legitimate right to self-defence of the DPRK and aim at completely suffocating its state and people through full-scale economic blockade. The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence and to preserve peace and security of the region by establishing the practical equilibrium with Pindostan.

The statement echoed comments on Tuesday by DPRK’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Han Tae Song, who said:

The DPRK is ready to use a form of ultimate means. The forthcoming measures will make Pindostan suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history.

NK’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper also accused SK of being Faschingstein’s puppet, criticising their agreement to amend an existing bilateral guideline that will now allow SK to use unlimited warhead payloads on its missiles, likening it to “a ridiculous act of a mudfish trying to become a dragon in the sky.” The UNSC agreed to tighten sanctions on NK, banning its textile exports and capping fuel supplies, and making it illegal for foreign firms to form commercial joint ventures with NK entities.

NK threatens to ‘sink’ Japan, reduce CONUS to ‘ashes and darkness’
Jack Kim, Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters, Sep 14 2017

SEOUL/JAPAN – A NK state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the CONUS to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a UNSCR and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles NK’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the UNSC, which it called “a tool of evil” made up of “money-bribed” countries that move at the order of Pindostan. The committee said in a statement carried by NK’s official KCNA news agency:

The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.

NK reacted to the new sanctions contained in the Sep 11 UNSCR by reiterating threats to destroy Pindostan, Japan and SK. The statement said:

Let’s reduce the CONUS into ashes and darkness. Let’s vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now.

It also referred to SK as “traitors and dogs.” NK’s latest threats also singled out Japan for “dancing to the tune” of Pindostan, saying it should never be pardoned for not offering a sincere apology for its “never-to-be-condoned crimes against our people.” Japan criticised NK’s statement harshly. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters:

This announcement is extremely provocative and egregious. It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable.

NK had already rejected the UNSCR, vowing to press ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spox said the international community had reached a “high consensus” on trying to realise a peaceful solution. She told a regular press briefing:

We urge the relevant directly involved parties to seize the opportunity and have the political nerve to make the correct political choice as soon as possible.

NK Threatens To “Sink” Japan With Nuclear Weapons & “Reduce CONUS To Ashes”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 14 2017

Less than a day after pindo boxtops observed NK moving mobile missile launchers and engaging in preparations for what appears to be another missile test, a NK state committee has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric, threatening to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the CONUS to “ashes and darkness” after the UNSCR containing new sanctions earlier this week, Reuters reported. NK accused Pindostan of “cooking up” the latest measures and demanded that Pindostan be beaten “to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.” These latest threats follow reports from last night that pindo satellites had spotted NK’s military moving mobile missile launchers and preparing hard sites for what’s expected to be their fourteenth missile test of 2017. This followed reports of new commercial satellite imagery confirming an earlier analysis identifying numerous landslides throughout the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site on the slopes of Mt Mantap (and beyond) resulting from NK’s sixth nuclear test. The data suggest that the hydrogen bomb test was up to three times more powerful than previously believed. According to Reuters, NK’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles NK’s external ties and propaganda, called for the breakup of the UNSC, which it accused of being “a tool of evil” made up of “money-bribed” countries that move at the order of Pindostan. Then it turned its attention to Japan. The committee said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency: 

The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche! Japan is no longer needed to exist near us!

The committee continued to bash Japan, threatening to deliver them “a telling blow,” according to Bloomberg. A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, an affiliate of the ruling Workers’ Party, said in Thursday’s KCNA statement:

A telling blow should be dealt to them who have not yet come to senses after the launch of our ICBM over the Japanese archipelago!

Japanese Chief Cabinet Sec Yoshihide Suga called NK’s comments “extremely provocative.” Suga told reporters on Thursday in Tokyo:

If NK stays the course that it is on, it will increasingly become isolated from the world. Through implementing the new UNSCR and related agreements, the international community as a whole needs to maximize pressure on NK so that it will change its policy.

It then turned its attention back to “pindo imperialists,” threatening to “annihilate” them as if they were “rabid dogs,” according to the Daily Mail:

The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the “sanctions resolution” be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog! There’s limit to patience! Now is the time to annihilate the pindo imperialist aggressors! Let’s reduce the CONUS into ashes and darkness!

The spox also called for the country to “vent our spite” by mobilizing all of the “means of retaliation” that the country has at its disposal.

Let’s vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now! These are voices of the Korean army and people!

NK’s missile tests have led analysts to believe that that its Hwasong-14 ICBM is capable of striking most of the CONUS. And it has already been fired over Japan. According to the Daily Mail, the North claims that the nuclear warhead it tested at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Sep 3 is small enough to fit atop the Hwasong-14 rocket. Pindo and Japanese intelligence confirmed that NK had likely developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside the missile. Increased activity around potential underground test sites in NK’s west and south suggest that NK is preparing to carry out still more nuclear tests. NK in late August launched a ballistic missile over northern Japan in what it described as “muscle-flexing” to protest annual military drills between Pindostan & SK. Kim Jong Un called it a “meaningful prelude” to containing Guam, which NK threatened to strike with a nuclear weapon earlier this summer. The threat to Japan comes a day after members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party were considering visiting Pyongyang for talks with NK leaders. Independent lawmaker Antonio Inoki told reporters in Tokyo following a trip to the NK capital: 

In the LDP there are some people seeking dialogue. There’s a change in atmosphere at the moment.

Tokyo had criticized the visit, noting that all trips to NK by Japanese citizens are discouraged. While Chinese and Russian leaders have continued to urge the two sides to sit for diplomatic talks, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe instead stressed the need for more economic pressure while belittling the possibility of a dialogue. He told the Nikkei this week that Japan was in agreement with Pindostan and SK that dialogue would only be possible when NK committed to complete and verifiable denuclearization, something which NK would never agree to.

President Carter Warns “I Know What NK Wants (But) Pindo Oligarchy Refuses To Do It”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Sep 14 2017

Former Pres Carter repeated his assertion that Pindostan works more like an “oligarchy than a democracy,” lambasting Trump’s “hopeless” approach to the increasing tensions with NK, speaking at his Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday. AP reports that he said money in politics is what makes Pindostan more like an oligarchy run by a small group of rich people, rather than a democracy, repeating an allegation he has vociferously uttered for a few years. He said: 

It violates the essence of what made Pindostan a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and senators and congress critturs. So now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over.

Carter was referring to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling to allow corporations to give unlimited campaign donations to political candidates, which he has previously said was “the most stupid decision” the court had made. But then the former President went to town on Trump and NK. Carter said:

The first thing I would do is treat NK with respect. I know what NK wants. What they want is a firm treaty guaranteeing NK that Pindostan will not attack them or hurt them in any way, unless they attack one of their neighbors, but Pindostan has refused to do that. I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately, if I didn’t go myself. Until we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don’t think we’ll make any progress.

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