SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

Politicoscope
By Politicoscope April 18, 2017 10:00

MAKE A DONATION

Donate Online

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00

POLITICS HOME: Current Political Article


Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

Continue below with the full current political topic.

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

Search for Amazon Authoritative Bestsellers

North Korea has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions and has said it has developed a missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. Its latest missile test on Sunday failed a few seconds after launch.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent U.S. strikes in Syria, one of North Korea’s few close allies, and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested.

The U.S. Navy this month struck a Syrian airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles after a chemical weapons attack. On Thursday, the U.S. military said it had dropped the largest non-nuclear device it had unleashed in combat on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in Afghanistan.

Syrian Ambassador to North Korea Tammam Sulaiman said the United States was wrong to send messages with attacks on other countries.

“Whatever they do, this is clear aggression. If they want to mention this they ought to do this as a message or whatever, it has no sense to talk about this,” he told Reuters, in English.

“Because what is sense is to see whether the U.S. is really serious in finding solutions, whether in Syria or Korea. If they want to keep sending messages, then you are not talking with a responsible state or a responsible administration. It is not about giving messages, it is about taking a position.”

A high-level government official at North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Reuters in a separate interview on Monday that North Korea would have been attacked a long time ago like other countries if it did not have strong military capabilities.

“The Syrian incident proves that our policy to bolster our national defence capabilities by tightening our belts is the correct policy,” said Kim Son Gyong, Director General of the European Department at North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Asked whether he thought the U.S. was sending Pyongyang a message by striking Syria, he said: “We are not startled or surprised in the slightest by this kind of act. If the U.S. thinks this kind of thing will startle us, then they have misjudged us.”

North Korea’s KCNA news agency on Monday carried a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad marking the 70th anniversary of Syria’s independence.

“I express again a strong support and alliance to the Syrian government and its people for its work of justice, condemning the United States’ recent violent invasive act against your country,” Kim said.

Asked to what extent North Korea supported the Syrian military in its fight against rebel forces, Sulaiman said there was “nothing of military cooperation”.

North Korea in 2013 denied it was sending military aid to the Syrian government after media reports said that Pyongyang had sent advisers and helicopter pilots.

Kim Son Gyong declined to comment when asked about the kind of military aid North Korea currently provides Syria.

Sulaiman said the “acquisition of nuclear weapons should not be a goal” for any country.

“But I can understand in the case of North Korea, I can understand why (it) is building its nuclear capabilities to face the American aggression, clear aggression.”

– Reuters


Stay up to date on latest political headlines for "SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea" and more top stories. Create your alert.


Up Next on Politicoscope

Share this Article: "SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea"


Since You’re Here, We Would Like to ask You for Help
There are more readers worldwide reading the Politicoscope daily news content than ever before. Unlike many other news media organisations that charge their readers subscription fees for the same daily news content and features we offer you for free, we do not charge all our readers to pay any fee. Why?
"Because we strongly believe in free online news content." - Politicoscope Team
We depend on online advertising to generate the revenues to fund all these great news content and exclusive features provided to you for free. Currently, advertising revenues are quickly falling. We want to continue offering you daily news and more features, all for free.
"I visit Politicoscope everyday to read my daily news in world politics. I'm glad it's all for free. On my part, I'm happy to donate monthly so as to continue enjoying these free content because it's actually a small amount from me compared to paid subscriptions by other news organisations. I want to help Politicoscope grow more so that I and other readers can continue to have access to free and exclusive daily online news." - Denise H., from LA, USA.
If everyone who reads our news content, likes it and helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. We can then guarantee offering you with the best: daily news content and other amazing features, all for free.
Like Denise H., LA, USA, you can do it. No amount is too small. Help keep Politicoscope alive and grow stronger for you.

Donate Online

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00




Since You’re Here, We Would Like to ask You for Help
There are more readers worldwide reading the Politicoscope daily news content than ever before. Unlike many other news media organisations that charge their readers subscription fees for the same daily news content and features we offer you for free, we do not charge all our readers to pay any fee. Why?
"Because we strongly believe in free online news content." - Politicoscope Team
We depend on online advertising to generate the revenues to fund all these great news content and exclusive features provided to you for free. Currently, advertising revenues are quickly falling. We want to continue offering you daily news and more features, all for free.
"I visit Politicoscope everyday to read my daily news in world politics. I'm glad it's all for free. On my part, I'm happy to donate monthly so as to continue enjoying these free content because it's actually a small amount from me compared to paid subscriptions by other news organisations. I want to help Politicoscope grow more so that I and other readers can continue to have access to free and exclusive daily online news." - Denise H., from LA, USA.
If everyone who reads our news content, likes it and helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. We can then guarantee offering you with the best: daily news content and other amazing features, all for free.
Like Denise H., LA, USA, you can do it. No amount is too small. Help keep Politicoscope alive and grow stronger for you.

Donate Online Today



Politicoscope
By Politicoscope April 18, 2017 10:00

Related Political Articles

SYRIA POLITICS: Undeterred! Syrian Air Force Resumes Flights From US-Attacked Airfield ASH SHA'IRAT - The Syrian military airfield near Syria's village of Ash Sha’irat, located in the vicinity of the Homs, which was attacked by US missiles on Thursday night, is operating in a normal mode, a senior Syrian officer told Sputnik on Saturda...
SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria: What You Need to Know Now The US launched a missile strike on a Syrian airbase, killing at least six people, including civilians, and wounding several others. Reactions to the operation continue to roll in, with Russia condemning it while EU countries and others express suppo...
SYRIA POLITICS: US Strikes On Syria One Step Away Clashing With Russia: Medvedev U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the Russian military, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged on Friday, underscoring the risks in U.S. President Donald Trump's first major foray into the ...

Most Popular


What's on Your Mind?