N Korea slams Trump's SOTU address as 'heights of arrogance'

ANI | Updated: Feb 04, 2018 23:06 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Feb. 04 (ANI): North Korea on Sunday slammed United States President Donald Trump's recent State of the Union (SOTU) address as "heights of arrogance" and "arbitrariness", according to its state media.

A North Korean ministry spokesperson said that it would deter Trump's "sinister intention" to do something about its regime, the Yonhap news agency reported.

"Trump described last year as a year fully recorded with incredible progress and extraordinary success," the agency quoted spokesman as saying. "This is indeed the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit," the spokesperson said in a statement.

"The whole world is deeply concerned, seeing as an omen of new disaster the address of Trump who asserted 'America First' and 'unmatched power' based on nuclear weapons while forcing other countries to submit themselves to the U.S. chauvinistic interest," the statement further read.

North Korea criticised Trump for "revealing hostility" toward the country and reasserted that it would defend itself and deter the threat with its "nuclear force".

"Our self-reliant defence capability with the nuclear force as its backbone will, however, completely deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula," the statement continued.

In his first SOTU address on Wednesday, Trump took a swipe on North Korea as he underscored the "cruel dictatorship" in the reclusive country.

United States President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in spoke over the phone on Friday and agreed to address the human rights violations in North Korea.

Trump met with a group of North Korean defectors at the Oval Office in White House on Friday and discussed ways to end the nuclear programme of North Korea and highlighted the human right abuses of the country as well.

The US and North Korea have long been engaged in back-and-forth barbs over the latter's threat of a nuclear attack.

Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea and also called Kim Jong-un as "Little Rocket Man", while North Korea denounced Trump as a "mentally deranged US dotard. (ANI)