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

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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Manthong Looney Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:56 Permalink

 
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The young-Un talks a big game….. But China will not tolerate the fallout…… He will be fairly quite soon.

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Krungle Creepy_Azz_Crackaah (not verified) Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:34 Permalink

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. 

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crazzziecanuck Manthong Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:15 Permalink

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. 

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Cloud9.5 crazzziecanuck Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:13 Permalink

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.

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Offthebeach Cloud9.5 Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:52 Permalink

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.

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Manthong lester1 Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:55 Permalink

  Russia has a bit of a border with NK…. They will weigh in soon.
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Theta_Burn Manthong Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:09 Permalink

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..  

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Manthong Mementoil Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:03 Permalink

 
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..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.

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Doom Porn Star lester1 Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:26 Permalink

"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...

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c2nnib2l Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:52 Permalink

I guess there is no other option than WAR  or.... 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 ?