US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un (File photo)
Pyongyang (People's Daily) - Choe Son-hui, vice minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued a press statement on Thursday, saying in case the US continues to cling to unlawful and outrageous acts against the DPRK’s goodwill, she will put forward a suggestion to the DPRK’s leadership to reconsider the DPRK-US summit, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
In the statement, Choe said that at an interview with Fox News on May 21, US Vice President Mike Pence made unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end up like Libya, and military option for North Korea never came off the table.
“As a person involved in the US affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the US vice president. If he is vice president of a 'single superpower' as is in name, it will be proper for him to know even a little bit about the current state of global affairs and to sense, to a certain degree, the trends in dialogue and the climate of détente,” said Choe.
“We could surmise more than enough what a political dummy he is as he is trying to compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya that had simply installed a few items of equipment and fiddled around with them. We can also make the US taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now. Before making such reckless threatening remarks without knowing exactly who he is facing, Pence should have seriously considered the terrible consequences of his words,” added Choe.
Choe said that it is the US who asked for dialogue. The DPRK will neither beg the US for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with the DPRK. Whether the US will meet the DPRK at a meeting room or encounter the DPRK at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States.
In case the US offends against the DPRK’s goodwill and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, she will put forward a suggestion to the DPRK’s supreme leadership for reconsidering the DPRK-US summit, said Choe.
(Compiled by Liu Xiaochi)