Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 – According to Reuters report, North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the U.N Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, and warned that it could take “second and third steps” after a nuclear test last week.
“As the saying goes a new born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behaviour would only herald its final destruction,” North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting.
U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy said she found North Korea’s statement profoundly disturbing.
“I also was particularly struck by the phrase ‘heralding the destruction of the Republic of Korea’ and find that language incredibly inconsistent with the goals and objectives that this body is intended to pursue,” she said.
And, North Korea Media Agency had reported that Foreign tourism is “booming” in North Korea. Last week North Korea triggered global outrage by conducting its third nuclear test.
European Union (EU) governments agreed to tighten sanctions against North Korea, restricting the country’s ability to trade following the nuclear test. The sanctions expand those approved by the U.N. Security Council in January, adding measures preventing trading in North Korean government bonds, gold, precious metals, and diamonds, EU diplomats said.