North Korea Promises to ‘Annihilate’ U.S. If Provoked

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry promised to “annihilate” the United States this century if provoked.

“Should the U.S. choose to offend our Republic, we will annihilate them by using all our military power that we have gathered so far,” North Korean diplomats said during the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

“The Korean War in the last century marked the beginning of the downfall of the U.S.,” the officials continued.

They added, “Now, the 21st century would see the irrevocable termination of the U.S. The rulers of the U.S. are well advised to forget, on no account, the lessons of history.”

The armistice resulted in the establishment of a demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea.

Since the armistice, North Korea has instigated conflict with South Korea through kidnappings, plane hijackings, and attacking U.S. military planes.

Reporting from Yahoo News:

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, North Korea lost a significant contributor to its economy. Now, with the war in Ukraine and rising tensions between the East and the West, North Korea has sought to strengthen its ties with China and Russia.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and top Chinese officials reaffirmed the close military ties between the two communist nations, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday.