North Korea advises Australia against ‘blindly toeing the US line’, otherwise it may end badly for it.
Such a statement was made in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea after statements made by the head of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, Julia Bishop.
Earlier, in an interview with ABC Bishop said that North Korea’s nuclear program imposes a threat to Australia.
A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry warned the Foreign Minister of Australia to “think twice about the consequences to be entailed by her reckless tongue-lashing before flattering the US.”
“If Australia persists in following the US’ moves to isolate and stifle North Korea … this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of North Korea.”
In response to this statement Bishop stressed the need for North Korea to abandon illegal nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Australia in the framework of his Asian tour. The nuclear and missile programs of the DPRK have become one of the main topics in Pence’s talks with the leaders of the countries of the region.