On September 30, North Korea ambassador in Russia Kim Yong-jae described US President Donald Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly as “the words of a madman”, according to the Russian news network RT.
Yong-jae statement was made at a conference dedicated to peace on the Korean peninsula in the Russian capital Moscow.
Ambassador Yong-jae stressed at the conference that North Korea will used its nuclear weapons against the US if it has to. Yong-jae also said that the diplomatic path with South Korea was “closed due to its [South Korea] confrontational and divisive policies.”
“If the US behaves in ways that deny our state’s right to exist, our republic, as our supreme leader Kim Jong-un has said, will make them pay in full by the just power of our nuclear arsenal,” Kim Yong-jae said.
Meanwhile, Russian ambassador-at-large Oleg Burmistrov and Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department of North Korea’s foreign ministry held a privet meeting for five hours in Moscow. According to Reuters news agency the two sides discussed possible peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said in an official statement that was released after the meeting that Russia “confirmed its readiness to combine efforts in the interests of finding ways to solve the problems in the region by peaceful, political and diplomatic means.”
Even with Russian and Chinese diplomatic efforts, the North Korean missile crisis will not likely end any time soon, as both the US and North Korea appears to be stuck at a vortex of actions and reactions.