VIA/ “The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown,” he said. “We regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war.” ~Han Song Ryo, July 28th, 2016
Han Song Ryo is North Korea’s top Diplomat of U.S. affairs, the Director-General of the U.S. affairs department at the North’s Foreign Ministry.
The United States recently put sanctions on North Korea and directly on North Koreans Leader himself, Kim Jong Un. The sanctions included freezing all assets on U.S. soil and 10 other top officials for human rights abuses in an escalation of Washington’s effort to isolate the authoritarian government.
“The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown, we regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war.”
Next month the U.S. military and the South Korean military are scheduled for joint military exercises on a large scale. North Korea believes that the training has become more aggressive and includes training ops to take down specific targets in North Korea and to assassinate the top leaders of the DPRK.
In response to these sanctions, North Korea shut down all communications with the U.S. through their New York connections and stated all communications must now be done through “war law”.
Director Ryo made it very clear that they see the actions by the U.N. and the U.S. as an open declaration of war.
“Nobody can predict what kind of influence this kind of vicious confrontation between the DPRK and the United States will have upon the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” he said. “By doing these kinds of vicious and hostile acts toward the DPRK, the U.S. has already declared war against the DPRK. So it is our self-defensive right and justifiable action to respond in a very hard way. If the United States forces those kinds of large-scale exercises in August, then the situation caused by that will be the responsibility of the United States.”
“If the U.S. and other hostile forces persistently seek their reckless hostile policy towards the DPRK and behave mischievously, the DPRK is fully ready to cope with them with nuclear weapons any time,” snarled the director of the North Korean Atomic Energy Institute.
Tensions have been escalating since the sanctions were placed down, the U.S. is used to heavy rhetoric and talk of war by North Korea, however this is the first time Kim Jong Un has been personally sanctioned.
North Korea has effectively drawn the line and has stated the only way to prevent retaliation and war, is if the U.S. and South Korea do not hold the joint training in August.
The U.S. officials and South Korea’s defense and foreign ministries have not yet commented on the open declaration of war.
The U.S. is busy following the insanity of the DNC in Philadelphia and it appears that the distractions of the DNC are keeping the American Public too busy to notice North Korea’s imminent threat.
We will know as August is just days away if North Korea will put actions to their threats and how the U.S. will respond. We know that North Korea has had successful missile tests in the past 11 days and these missiles have the capability of hitting U.S. soil as well as EMP capabilities.
We must remember that China is threatening the U.S. in the South China Sea and tensions are bubbling over as well. It would appear Asia Pacific is ready for open war; we simply do not know if we are watching the dominoes fall towards WWIII. For now, we continue to watch and wait for the official U.S. and South Korean response.