‘A declaration of war’: North Korea condemns Donald Trump in open letter to international leaders

A North Korean parliamentary committee has sent an open letter to several international parliaments condemning the belligerent attitude of the president of the US, North Korea’s state agency KCNA says.

The letter sent on Sunday, whose recipients were not disclosed, by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly, condemns the “ignorant” comments that US President Donald Trump made in his UN speech.

Mr Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, in which he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “Rocket Man”.

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Pyongyang called Trump’s comments an “intolerable insult to the Korean people, a declaration of war against the DPRK and grave threats to the global peace”.

“If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power to its knees through nuclear war threat, it is a big miscalculation and ignorance,” the letter published by KCNA read.

The letter added “from the first day of his office Trump has conducted high-handed and arbitrary practices, scrapping international laws and agreements” giving priority to the US’ own interests “at the expense of the whole world”, and urged the parliaments to exercise “sharp vigilance” with regard to Washington.

Pyongyang expressed its “belief” that “parliaments of different countries in the world loving independence, peace and justice would take this opportunity to fulfill their due missions and duties”.

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The rogue state called on them to be vigilant of the “heinous and reckless moves of the Trump Administration” which is trying to drive the world “into the horrible nuclear disaster”.

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