North Korea may have called off its plan to attack Guam for now, but it’s not backing down from its threatening rhetoric about the U.S. territory.
A recent propaganda video released by the rogue regime shows President Trump looking out over a field of crosses in a graveyard in Guam. It also pictures Vice President Mike Pence engulfed in flames.
"Trump spouted rubbish that if a war breaks out, it would be on the Korean Peninsula, and if thousands of people die, they would be only Koreans and Americans may sleep a sound sleep," the KCNA news agency statement said.
North Korea's bombastic double-barreled messages come as the U.S. and South Korea are engaging in an annual 10-day military training drill.
KCNA wrote on Tuesday it would be ready to stage "ruthless" retaliation against South Korea and the U.S., according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
"The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation [with North Korea]," a North Korean military spokesman said to KCNA.
Kim Jong Un's latest diatribe comes on the heels of a new United Nations report revealing two North Korean shipments bound for Syria's chemical arms agency were recently "intercepted."
An independent U.N. experts panel report obtained by Reuters on Monday revealed two shipments to the Syrian government agency responsible for the country's deadly chemical weapons program was intercepted.
"The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the [North Korea]," the report stated. (Fox News)
The news comes as North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol argued Tuesday that Pyongyang’s missile program is "justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defense."
"The measures taken by [North Korea] to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and develop inter-continental rockets is justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defense in the face of such apparent and real threats," he said at a U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament.