North Korea on Tuesday maligned and issued warnings against the military progress made by Japan recently.
A North Korean Foreign Ministry Spokesperson criticized and issued warning remarks against the move by Japan on Tuesday confirming that actions would be taken immediately. The nation terms the actions as “wrong” and “dangerous” saying, “Japan will soon learn with a shudder it has made a clearly wrong and very dangerous choice”. The disparaging remarks is followed by Japan’s recent announcement of a military expansion from a plan worth $320 billion which is said to be one of its biggest since the World War Two.
“Japan is bringing a serious security crisis on the Korean Peninsula and in the East Asia region by adopting a new security strategy that effectively acknowledges its pre-emptive strike capabilities against other countries” said the spokesperson. “Japan’s foolish attempt to satiate its black-hearted greed — the building up of its military invasion capability with the pretext of a legitimate exercise of self-defence rights — cannot be justified and tolerated” added the spokesperson.
According to Japan the military plan was a measure taken by Japan based on their apprehensions of threats from Russia, China and North Korea.
Criticism to US
North Korea also disparages the United States of supporting Japan in its military expansion and accusing it of breaching the regional peace. “Our country will continue to take actions to show how much we are concerned and displeased with Japan’s unjust, greedy attempt to realize its ambitions” stated the officials.
North Korea reiterates the rights it has in order to ensure security for its nation while criticizing the scepticism by the United States.
Immune to Sanctions
Addressing the state news agency of North Korea, The Korean Central News Agency, Kim Yo Jong, sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a statement directing South Korea “it would cry out for some kind of international cooperation and try hard to impose additional sanctions on us, why are we afraid of sanctions … and why would we stop?”