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Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

North Korea: Why Donald Trump is just plain wrong

North Korea: Why Donald Trump is just plain wrong

US President Donald Trump has "lit the wick of war" with North Korea and his country will be made to pay with "a hail of fire", a Russian news agency has quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying.

US President Donald Trump claims negotiating with North Korea doesn't work, but as it turns out he's wrong.

"It is the steadfast will of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to shower fire on the USA which cried out for totally destroying the DPRK and settle accounts with the showdown with the us that has lasted century after century by dint of unprecedented strategic force", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told a delegation from Russia's TASS news agency Wednesday, according to an English dispatch from the North's Korean Central News Agency.

The constant threat of war against North Korea's adversaries is so integral to Kim Jong Un's regime that state media are dominated by it and national events are marked with military parades and missile tests.

"With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us", Ri told TASS news agency, according to Reuters. On July 4th, that happens to be the Independence Day of the United States, North Korea test-fired its Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), reportedly powerful enough to reach to the USA mainland.

To back away from the brink, the United States should shift the focus of its diplomacy away from denuclearization and toward North Korea's repeated testing of nuclear devices and ballistic missiles in direct violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.

We are living in a world of nuclear weapons - nine nations possess them; if we are to survive and live without fear, nuclear nations must negotiate and not intimidate.

Mr Trump made the remark in response to a question about whether he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are on the same page on how to deal with the North Korean regime.

The angry rhetoric comes just a day after a South Korean MP revealed hackers from North Korea may have stolen highly classified military documents that include US-South Korean wartime "decapitation strike" plans against the North. Already back in the early 1990s, then President George Bush Sr. had warned that if North Korea attacked South Korea using atomic weapons, the United States would turn North Korea into "paring lot" and the USA policy of providing extended deterrence to its allies has always been based on this threat.

The billionaire president aka Donald Trump, however, did not specify whether these conversations included any military action against the Kim Jong-un regime, although it is a possibility he has said many times that he does not rule out. North Koreans, from childhood, have been brought up to idolize the Kim family as if they were gods.

"I listen to everybody".

I was given a visa to North Korea, as were three other New York Times journalists.

Two B-1B Lancers based in Guam flew a mission in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, the US Pacific AirForces said in a statement, in an apparent show of force against Pyongyang.

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