US responsible for the North Korean “self-defence acts, says Julian Assange
The Donald Trump administration has claimed that North Korea was “begging for war” and urged United Nations Security Council to adopt the strongest sanctions possible to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
Speaking at Security Council’s emergency meeting on Monday, US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley said that North Korea’s sixth nuclear test was a clear sign that “the time for half measures” from the UN had to end.
“Enough is enough. We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked,” she said.
Haley recalled all the Security Council resolutions passed against North Korea that could not stop its nuclear progress. She said that US does not want war but will defend itself when North Korea is issuing threats with missiles pointed at US territories.
She was quoted saying, “War is never something the US wants—we don’t want war now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory.”
She informed the Security Council that US would circulate a resolution in response to the nuclear test, with plans for a vote on it next week. “I think that North Korea has basically slapped everyone in the face in the international community that has asked them to stop,” Haley said.
According to North Korea Times, the nuclear bomb tested on Sunday was claimed to be seven times bigger and more powerful than the atomic bomb that the US dropped on Japan’s Hiroshima near the end of the World War II, razing the entire city and killing hundreds of thousands of civilians.
Meanwhile KCNA Watch published a note written by Kim Myong Gil, an officer of the Korean People’s Army on Tuesday saying, “ Another thrilling nuclear thunder of Songun Korea is heavy punishment and sledgehammer blows to the US imperialists who are bringing the worst touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula while being carried away by ill-advised bravery.”
The Army officer further said, “It is time for the war hawks of the US to acknowledge again that its whole mainland and the operational area in the Pacific are within the annihilating and merciless nuclear fist of the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army.”
He further said, “If they persist on extremely dangerous war drills around the Korean peninsula and provoke a nuclear war on this land, the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army will annihilate the source of aggression and evil on the earth with the nuclear strategic force consolidated with the great line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.”
US and South Korea have been engaged in joint military exercise for last few weeks. Washington has also indicated its intention to deploy most modern jet fighters and other weapons in South Korea.
The term Paektusan is derived from Mount Paektu, which means “white topped mountain.” The mountain, situated on the border between North Korea and China, is having an active volcano. This is also the highest mountain in the Korean Peninsula and the Northeast China.
According to UK based Express, Julian Assange has claimed that bomb testing by North Korea was an “act of self-defence.” He tweeted “constant US threats against DPRK have put on a total war footing massively boosting its missile R & D (research and development), unity and support for the regime.”
Julian Assange, an Australian computer programmer, is founder of the Wikileaks bringing thousands of US secret documents in public domain. He is currently escaping deportation by staying in Ecuadorian Embassy in London since August 2012.