North Korea Refuses To Negotiate, Threatens US With "Severe Nuclear Lesson"

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For all the hope that this weekend's UN breakthrough, in which the Security Council voted unanimously 15-0 to impose $1 billion in sanctions on North Korea exports, that saw both China and Russia side with the US, would lead to a resolution of the North Korean crisis, it appears that the rogue regime refuses to even contemplate a negotiation or a cooling of tensions and on Monday, North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. if provoked militarily and said it would “under no circumstances” negotiate on its nuclear and missile weapons programs.

In a written statement handed to reporters on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Manila, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said the regime had developed nuclear weapons as a legitimate option for self-defense “in the face of a clear and real nuclear threat posed by the U.S.”  He said the U.S. had sought United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang in an effort to disguise a conflict with the regime as an international issue. The world was “becoming gradually aware of the danger” of President Donald Trump’s ”America First” policy of prioritizing U.S. interests in international affairs, Ri added.

This was North Korea's first official response to the fresh sanctions voted through by the UN security council.

As Reuters elaborates, North Korea is ready to give the United States a "severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear program or its missiles on the negotiating table, it said in a statement to a regional meeting on Monday.

In a transcript of a statement by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, which was distributed to media in Manila, Pyongyang called new U.N. sanctions "fabricated" and warned there would be "strong follow-up measures" and acts of justice. It said the resolution showed the United Nations had abused its authority.

As quoted by Bloomberg, North Korea asked Asean and participants in regional forum in Manila to “take impartial and practical stand and attitude” on its nuclear weapons, which it says it has no intention of using against any other country except U.S. and those that will join America.

“We take great pride and self-conceit in the fact that we can contribute to decisively reducing the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and in the Asia Pacific by possessing a strong nuclear deterrence,” Yong Ho says in statement at Asean Regional Forum, a copy of which was distributed to reporters in Manila

North Korea expects forum and Asean “will distinguish the essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula and the danger of the ‘America First’ policy” as foreign ministers showing great deal of interest in situation in Korean peninsula. The foreign minister also accused Japan, South Korean authorities of “kowtowing blindly to U.S.”

He said that North Korea seeks to convince UN to withdraw sanctions and to persuade U.S. to drop its hostile policy:

“Had it not been the hostile policy enforced by the U.S. for more than 70 years against North Korea since the first day if its founding and had the policy not been intensified with an undisguised nuclear blackmail and threat, the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula would not have come into being from the beginning.

North Korea also said its intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July proved that the entire United States was in its firing range, and those missiles were a legitimate means of self-defense.

On Sunday night Donald Trump tweeted that he had "Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions."

While Trump, who is on "working vacation" for the next two weeks, is up early, tweeting up another firestorm this morning, he has yet to respond to the latest rebuttal from North Korea.

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lester1's picture

Time to evacuate Seoul.

Looney's picture


While Trump is up early, tweeting up another firestorm this morning

Trump’s first tweet of the day should’ve been “First, bitchez!”  ;-)


Manthong's picture


The young-Un talks a big game…..

But China will not tolerate the fallout……

He will be fairly quite soon.

WTFRLY's picture

This shit gets dumber by the day. Who is writing this NK script?

WTFRLY's picture

Or should I say "Joo is writing this script?"

Eyes Opened's picture

When ((they )) say Kim wont negotiate... what ((they)) really mean is he wont CAPITULATE.... & I personally applaud him for that....

BOPOH's picture

Putin has no balls, but Kim has...

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Kim is a six year old spoiled brat fucktard with a small military that does what he wants or they are killed by the loyal, well rewarded, people in his military.

Erek's picture

North Korean Foreign Minister "Ri Yong Ho".

Hmm. I wonder what the Ri Yong Ho looks like. Does she do hotel visits too?

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Good question, maybe she delivers cookies?

Krungle's picture

US leaders literally troll one another on Twitter all day now and you want to talk about Kim's maturity? NK would seem to differ from the US only insofar as the US has a large military that tells our "elected" leaders what to do or they are killed. But you would be hard pressed to argue that there is more maturity or sanity amongst American politicians or Deep State types. 

Offthebeach's picture

Hitler stayed strong right up to the last 48hrs.  

Occident Mortal's picture

Until Seoul is evacuated North Korea can do whatever the hell they like and nobody is going to stop them.

We have sat back and watched them building ICBM's and nuclear bombs and targeting them at USA.


Evacuate all of South Korea if it is necessary, should have stopped this madness 20 years ago.

Diatom's picture

The 4 SK NPP'S are the real problem... Although only 2 are functional...

land_of_the_few's picture

How about US, JP and  SK "surrender" to the alleged "threat".

Then NK has to come up with a next move.

Send pizza would be nice :D

ljag's picture

Shudda wudda, cudda......there is a reason Jacob and Evelyn left these two for last. Figure it out.

Omen IV's picture

"evacuate" to where?


you are a fool!

crazzziecanuck's picture

China won't tolerate American forces right on their border.  North Korea won't do much of anything because they owe their existence to China, so Beijing gets to call the shots.  I woud say that North Korea has about as much foreign policy independence from China as Germany has from the American.  Personally, my bet is that Washington will do something to provoke NK and the MSM will dutifully cover it all up for them.

Ultimately, it's down to whether or not Washington has any interest in keeping the peace, which it never, ever does.  It never has and can't seem to go more than 12-16 months without attacking some foreign nation or another.  Even Trump started committing international war crimes because there is clearly no consequences when we regularly commit them.  If that weren't the case, we'd see more than just Africans being marched before the ICC.  They've even let Tony Blair off the hook ffs because any charge or conviction would unduly impair future administrations from pursuing blood-based foreign policy.

It's not just inside the US where there are two sets of laws where their application is dependent on who the accused happens to be drawn from.  One for the rich and another for the poor.  It's also at the international level.


Jack McGriff's picture

Which is it?  Or is it that the Norks don't know what "under no circumstances" means?

Occident Mortal's picture

I think we need a new translator.

HenryHall's picture



If there is any difference between the two above it is highly technical and substantially insignificant.

Just as "never" and "only when hell freezes over" mean much the same.

Cloud9.5's picture

If I remember my Cuban Missile Crisis correctly, there were functioning nuclear tipped ballistic missiles in Cuba before we put up the blockade. The general population assumed the Russians did not have the ability to strike us from Cuba at the time.  I was there and we were wrong.

A Soviet submariner, Vasili Arkhipoy, single handedly prevented a nuclear holocaust when he refused to launch a nuclear torpedo into the American fleet.  He did that while his own submarine was being depth charged by the American Navy.


There may not be a Vasili in the Nork chain of command.  To assume they cannot turn the lights out in this country is hubris. The same hubris that prevailed in 1962.

east of eden's picture

Ah yes, the infamous Cuban blocade, that got Kennedy assassinated. I see you, and probably a lot of others, want to completely 'forget' that the Soviets made their move because the US Deep State set up ICBM's in Turkey.

land_of_the_few's picture

Which they secretly removed from Turkey as part of the stand-down deal

Offthebeach's picture

Diesel electric sub.  Hadn't surfaced in days.  Internal temperatures 100+F.   Humidity 99%.  Had been tracked from Iceland south , +/- within 10 miles ( Soviets didn't know extent SOSUS, US Hunter Killer skills) , "depht charges" were pratice, but Destroyers were using max SONAR, and parked over 5 knt, dying battery subs.  Rough.

MasterControl's picture

"Washington will do something to provoke NK and the MSM will dutifully cover it all up for them."

How was your vacation on that island?


CurveBall's picture

Quite interesting times, China seems oddly quiet about it's neighbor. China has drawn some "red lines" in the sand, I guess we shall see what transpires, most likely sooner rather than later.

~Where'd my tinfoil go? I still have hats to make.

Manthong's picture


Russia has a bit of a border with NK….

They will weigh in soon.


Captain Chlamydia's picture

Kim, DO IT! 

I am fed up with usa hegemony and agression.

drendebe10's picture

Just as long as fatso hits DC when the congress turds are in session please. The chicken shit muslum terrorist turds haven't done it so maybe loudmouth fatso boy will. 

Manthong's picture


..troll's a plenty on ZH now

HenryHall's picture

> Russia has a bit of a border with NK….

> They will weigh in soon.

Russia will supply the people of North Korea with food, clothes and medicine on a humanitarian basis and without payment or conditions.

Nothing more.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

However much I respect you  Manthong, but of you refer to an anti American sentiment by myself and maybe drendebe,  well, do not take it personal. 

It's the MIC and their friends in Washington and Langley that the rest of the world hates, plus the arrogant world Police attitude of the fattest, dumbest people on this planet. 

east of eden's picture

Hmm. Let's see. Washington, January 20'th, 2018, when there is a full session of congress assembled to listen to the orange flame provide two hours of BS about the accomplisments that never got done.

shizzledizzle's picture

Yea.... By all means give them an excuse.  They need a war badly, they have wet dreams about agression from this clown.  

Manthong's picture

Who the  F is so much of an idiot to not agree with common sense?

Go pollute MSNBC or somewhere.

Theta_Burn's picture

A big game..

At this point the game is over, and way to many side have 0 to loose, and nothing but distraction to gain. sending 3 carrier groups didn't calm it, nor the "drawing up war plans" leaks.

And Trump with his save face mentality.. will back himself in a corner and then?

We are just 1 stupid tweet or test launch landing a little to close to someone, for some serious shit to go down..

It wasn't long ago this maniac (or the father?) sunk a SK warship, and shelled an SK island town, like I said some serious shit..



Manthong's picture

all of us ...

lost shipmates to NK in an EC-121M

and others to the Israelis on the Liberty

and I do not know the real story, but others to McCain on the Forrestal.... ?

east of eden's picture

Yeah, Russia may very well 'weigh in soon', with their massive Pacific Fleet.

land_of_the_few's picture

It is about a 20-mile stretch of border not far from highway. More significant perhaps is the sea. RU could blockade anything they wanted to protect Vladivistok, if it became necessary. Actually they could missile the f&*k out of anything in half the Pacific from there too.

Mementoil's picture

Time to sell all your gold (at least, that's what Wall Street is thinking).

Manthong's picture


..that’s it,  I am dumping all of the green and red boxes, selling the guns and whoring out the missus… she is not all that bad on the eyes.

ljag's picture

Ok....I'll bite. How much for the missus?

Filthy_Cerberus's picture

Can she cook?  Mow the yard? Change the plugs on 1980 Ford f150?  How does she take to a bit and bridle?

Doom Porn Star's picture

"Time to evacuate Seoul. "

That simply cannot be done.

IF there was the slightest indication that such an undertaking was being attempted the paranoid NorKs would know exactly what's coming.

When this situation goes hot the people of Seoul are fucked.

Now, let's talk about withdrawing a large portion of the US service personal in the theater under pretext of a de-escalation or pivot toward another confrontation; say a re-deployment to counter 'The Russian Menace'.

De-escalation or re-deployment as a feint...

PrezTrump's picture

Its time. The American people support you Mr. President.  Do IT now!

Filthy_Cerberus's picture

Why don't you take your ass over there and Do IT now? 

veritas semper vinces's picture
North Korea Refuses To Negotiate, Threatens US With "Severe Nuclear Lesson"


NK learned from the best at doing this=Jewmerica.But they still have eons til they surpass Jewmerica in this field

c2nnib2l's picture

I guess there is no other option than WAR 




maybe we could just leave them alone ? They are very peacful nation if you think about it, have you ever heard about NK attacking other country ?