'Juche Justice': North Korea Threatens to Unleash Armageddon on Japan

Ann Santiago
September 15, 2017

"Now is the time to annihilate the US imperialist aggressors".

In the latest threat from the North, the Kim Jong-Un run regime also accused Japan of "dancing to the tune" of the United States, and called South Korea "traitors and dogs" of the US.

When South Korean President Moon Jae-in came into power in May he promised a new era of engagement with North Korea.

The sanctions, which were passed on Monday in response to the isolated nation's sixth and largest nuclear test, include a ban on textile exports and curbs on shipments of oil products.

"The four islands of the (Japanese) archipelago should be sunken into the sea" by a nuclear bomb, the statement reads in part.

In an angry backlash, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the launch as an "unprecedented, serious and grave threat" and called for a UN Security Council meeting, urging for "increased pressure on North Korea in cooperation with the global community".

North Korea has a long history of issuing dramatic threats against the United States and its allies but not carrying them out.

Yet Pyongyang reacted to the latest action by the Security Council, that had the backing of its veto wielding allies China and Russian Federation, by doubling down on threats to destroy the United States, Japan and South Korea. Let's reduce the USA mainland into ashes and darkness, ' a statement released by news agency KCNA said.

In a statement, the Korea Asia-Pacific peace committee (KAPPC)- North Korea's body which deals with the country's propaganda and external relations- called the UN Security Council, which imposed the sanctions, "a tool of evil" made up of countries in the pocket of the US.

But under a proposal that could be approved next week, the South would provide $4.5m to a World Food Programme project to help infants and pregnant women, and $3.5m to Unicef, according to Yonhap news agency.

It said Tokyo should never be forgiven for not offering a honest apology for its "never-to-be-condoned crimes against our people" in an apparent reference to Japan's wartime aggression.

"It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable", Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga stated on Thursday, as cited by Reuters.

The United States demanded that the UN impose the strongest possible sanctions on North Korea, including cutting off the country's oil supply completely.

The sanctions would be part of USA efforts to urge China to pressure the North, which continues its nuclear and missile development.

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