President Donald Trump had earlier threatened NK for “fire and fury”
The North Korea-US showdown continues with both sides using threats and counter threats on Pyongyang’s weapon programs and Washington’s diplomatic efforts to impose tough UN sanctions on that country.
The North Korea’s foreign ministry on Monday said that US will pay a “due price” if harsh sanctions are agreed at the UN Security Council meeting being held in New York on Monday. North Korea is 12.30 hrs ahead of New York time, known as EST.
The foreign ministry statement further said, “The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the US the greatest ‘pain and suffering’ it had ever gone through in its entire history.” The world will witness how DPRK tames the US gangsters by taking series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged, it added.
In August President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea if it continues to threaten the US.
Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a huge celebration at Pyongyang to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians for conducting country’s sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago. Official news agency KCNA did not specify the date of the banquet, but the analysts believe it was held on Saturday.
The Pyongyang celebration of the most powerful sixth nuclear test came as the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, said in an interview published on Sunday the showdown over North Koea’s nuclear and missile program wasthe world’s worst crisis “in years”.
On Sunday, Republican Senator John McCain called for the US to step up its presence around North Korea and make clear to its leader Kim Jong-Un, that aggressive acts would lead to the annihilation of his country. He was quoted saying, “make sure that Kim Jong Un knows that if he acts in a aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction.”
McCain called for a strategy on North Korea that involved increasing missile defense and other defensive capabilities in South Korea, doing more to pressure China and considering the deployment of nuclear weapons in the Korean Peninsula (a term used for US ally South Korea).
North Korea has recently announced its most powerful nuclear weapon test and has conducted several Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests in defiance of the UN resolutions.
Moreover Pyongyang has, on August 28, fired ICBM flying over northern Japan and it has not yet withdrawn its threat of hitting 30-40 kms off Guam, an unincorporated US territory in the Western Pacific Ocean.