The North Korean embassy in Moscow has threatened to use its nation’s nuclear weapons against the United States in what they claim would be “a particularly sensational event,” reports a Russian state news agency.
The reports come from the TASS news agency, a state-owned cable service known largely as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin, which claims the embassy sent them the threat in the form of a statement over the weekend.
The agency quotes the embassy as saying: “This year, the United States Army has been carrying out various types of military maneuvers in and around South Korea with the aim of rapidly attacking North Korea.”
“A new round of the Korean War will add a particularly sensational event to human history, which will end another empire, whose name is the United States,” he continues.
While the statement has not been reported anywhere else, it was released in the days leading up to the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
The war began on June 25, 1950, when Chinese and Soviet-backed northern forces invaded the south. Within weeks, the United States participated in the conflict on behalf of the South, arguing that it was a fight against communism on the international stage.
The Hermit Kingdom has expressed in recent days about its efforts to chase its enemy south, using its own state news agency to announce that it is amassing a stack of anti-South propaganda brochures “as big as a mountain.”
Once you have completed the “mountain” of propaganda brochures denouncing South Koreans and defectors from the North, you plan to launch them across the border and scatter them across the country.
It is an eye-for-an-eye movement through the North, where government officials have grown weary of defectors throwing anti-North pamphlets from the South into the country inside bottles and balloons.
The practice of throwing brochures over the border had been used by North Korean defectors for years. However, the South Korean army stopped sending leaflets across the border in 2010.
Those groups of defectors are also known to send food, dollar bills, mini radios, and flash drives from news and dramas from South Korea.
Last week, Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the North, allowed his sister, Kim Yo Jong, to order the explosion of a liaison office between North and South.
The office had been operated with the South for the past two years.
Kim Yo Jong described South Korea as “the enemy” when he announced the explosion, warning that the country would soon see the collapse of the office “useless”.
“In exercising my power authorized by the supreme leader, our party and the state, I instructed the arms of the department in charge of affairs with the enemy to decisively carry out the next action,” he said in a statement issued by the Agency of North Korean Official Central News.