North Korea ‘prepared’ to fire nuclear missile
21 March 2015, Nirapad News: North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear war if it feels threatened, the country’s ambassador to the UK told Sky News. In a rare interview, the senior official said North Korea has nuclear weapons and is ready to use them. “We are prepared,” he said. “That is why I say if a sparkle of a fire is made on the Korean peninsula, it will lead to a nuclear war.
“We don’t say empty words. We mean what we mean. It is not the United States that has a monopoly on nuclear weapons strikes,” he said, adding that North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear missile any time.
Hyun Hak-bong also hit out at allegations made against his country days after the United Nations launched yet another investigation into North Korea’s human rights record.
The diplomat was asked about allegations made to Sky News last year by North Koreans living in the South Korean capital Seoul. They claim to have been tortured and beaten in their own country. He said: “Those allegations are based on fabricated stories by the defectors from the North.”
“Do you know the difference between human beings and animals? Human beings have a conscience and morality. If they do not have a conscience and a morality, they are like nothing. “They’re animals. That is why we call the defectors animals. They are no better than animals. They’re human scum.”