NORTH Korea must stop sabre rattling, South Korea’s new President said after Kim Jong-un blamed Seoul for turning the region into a “battlefield for nuclear war”.
North Korea hit out over the deployment of the US supplied antimissile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)in the South, but South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in showed he is taking no nonsense from despot Kim Jong-un.
In recent days North Korea has continued its war of words with Washington and Seoul with Kim Jong-un claiming US President Donald Trump wants world domination in an editorial in North Korea’s state-run newspaper, which acts as a mouthpiece for the state’s leader.
In a veiled threat, Mr Moon warned North Korea must stop making provocations before tensions over the deployment the US antimissile system THAAD can be resolved.
The warning came after Mr Moon spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the escalating situation on the Korean peninsula, amid fears of nuclear war.
Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman for the South Korean administration, said the call had explained China’s position over the deployment of THAAD to Mr Moon, who took office on Wednesday.
“President Moon said the THAAD issue can be resolved when there is no further provocation by North Korea.”
Full article: North Korea told to SHUT UP: South Korea’s new president in no-nonsense order over WW3 (Express)