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Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

DPRK Foreign Ministry and DPRK government office buildings in central Pyongyang (Photo: NK Leadership Watch).

On April 8 (Saturday) the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on the US’ April 7 air strike which described it as “an act of aggression on a sovereign state that can never be tolerated.” According to KCNA, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said:

Through the recent US military attack on Syria, the world clearly sees who is disturber and wrecker of peace.

The successive US administrations have perpetrated strikes at those countries which do not have nukes only, styling themselves a superpower and the same is true of the Trump administration.

Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent US military attack on Syria is an action of “warning” to the DPRK, but the latter is not frightened at such threat.

What happened in Syria once again taught a bitter lesson that no one should have an illusion about the imperialists and one can defend oneself from the imperialist aggression only when one has one’s strength.

Our tremendous military muscle with a nuclear force as its pivot serves as a treasured sword of justice for foiling the US shameless high-handed and arbitrary practices and aggression moves and protecting the sovereignty of the country and the right of the nation to existence.

The reality today goes to prove that any aggression should be countered with force only and that the DPRK’s choice is entirely just as it has bolstered up its nuclear force remarkably.

The DPRK will increase in every way its military capability for self-defense to cope with the US evermore reckless moves for a war and will defend itself with its own force.

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