North Korean missiles can hit all of the U.S. and the Stalinist regime has no problems contemplating launching them, threatens the man considered the unofficial spokesman for dictator Kim
”North Korean ballistic missiles can reach any part of the United States of America,” said Kim Myong-Chol, reportedly well-connected to the North Korean regime. ”There is no shelter
He told reporters in Tokyo that a pre-emptive strike by the U.S. on the nuclear facility at Yongbyon ”means nuclear war,” according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
”If American forces carry out a pre-emptive strike on the Yongbyon facility, North Korea will immediately target, carry the war to the U.S. mainland,” he said, adding that New York, Washington and Chicago would be ”aflame.”
The regime is distressed over U.S.-South Korean war games taking place near the demilitarized zone separating the north from the south. Pyongyang says the exercises prove Washington is
planning a military strike on its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.
In comments published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Kim says Pyongyang wants to reunify the two
Koreas and expel U.S. troops from the south more than it wants economic aid from the West.
He predicts President Bush will be in Pyongyang before the end of the year looking for peace in the region. Washington is currently refusing to hold one-on-one talks with Pyongyang.
”This year, most likely by the end of this year, I predict Bush will be in Pyongyang pushing for peace,” he said.
Kim says North Korea is about to start building nuclear bombs, a development that will force Washington to the negotiating table.