N.Korea Lambasts Moon for 'Red Line' Remark

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    August 29, 2017 12:56

    North Korea on Monday lambasted President Moon Jae-in over a recent warning that it must not cross the "red line" in its nuclear and missile development.

    "It is presumptuous of South Korea's leader to talk about a red line even as its master (the United States) does not dare to bring it about," the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un instructs officials at a military drill in the West Sea in this grab from [North] Korean Central TV on Saturday. /Newsis

    Moon said at a press conference on Aug. 17 that North Korea would be crossing a red line if it weaponizes nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    It was the first time Moon has specified what would constitute the red line that would trigger a military response from the U.S. and South Korea.

    The propaganda paper added that the nuclear standoff must be discussed between the North and the U.S., and South Korea has "no justification" to meddle because it is only a "U.S. puppet."

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