N. Korea Raps Australia Foreign Minister as US 'Stooge'

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 09:16 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

North Korea Sunday condemned Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as a U.S. "stooge" after she criticized its leader Kim Jong-Un in an interview.

The North's foreign ministry described Bishop as "no more than a stooge carrying out the U.S. hostile policy" toward it.

North Korea "will never pardon but resolutely punish anyone who dares slander the dignity of its supreme leadership", a ministry spokesman told Pyongyang's official news agency without elaborating.

Last week Bishop in an interview with U.S. radio station Voice of America criticized Kim and his pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Bishop said she had "very serious concerns" with the policies that Kim Jong-Un is adopting, she was quoted as saying on the VOA website.

Kim could "hardly claim the legitimacy as a leader" when his regime defied international standards, she added.

Bishop urged the young leader to abandon atomic weapons and respect the human rights of his people, according to the website.

North Korea angrily rejects any external criticism of its leader, part of the dynasty which has ruled since the country was created in 1948.

It has also indicated it has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons program.

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

White House Condemns Shelling of UN School in Gaza

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 09:24 AM

The White House condemned the shelling on Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza that local authorities estimated  . . .

Russia Says US Accusations over Nuclear Treaty 'Unfounded'

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 09:07 AM

Russia on Wednesday dismissed Washington's accusations that it has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty as "un . . .

G7 Leaders Warn of Further Costs to Russia over Ukraine

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 09:03 AM

G7 leaders issued a joint statement on Wednesday warning Russia that it will face added economic sanctions if Moscow doe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved