Cheeky North Korea has sent a nine-page letter to the U.S. demanding it stops the ‘hostile nuclear threats’ towards the rogue state and its despotic leader.
The missive sets out what it now expects from American and is being seen by many in Washington as a direct message to new President-elect Donald Trump.
North Korea has kept pretty silent about Trump’s shock victory in the November 8 election but it has now laid out what it wants of the incoming US administration.
The statement, carried by the official Korea Central News Agency, claims Barack Obama’s administration went out of it’s way to “overthrow” Kim Jong Un and his country.
It also accused Obama of “constantly heaping malicious slander and criticism on the DPRK” and said his government pursued an “aggressive and heinous ‘strategic suffocation’ policy”.
In the memo, the North argued that in the five years since the death of its late leader Kim Jong-il, the country has engaged in an all-out confrontation with the US to cope with Washington’s ever-growing hostile intent and nuclear threats.
“The anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the US has enforced with unprecedented recklessness against the DPRK (North Korea) have only provoked its just and righteous countermeasures for self-defense”, the memorandum read.