A defiant Australia has hit back at North Korea's threat, stating the country will never get intimidated after Pyongyang issued a warning to expect a 'disaster'. The country pledged to continue supporting the United States in their effort to curb North Korea's blind nuclear ambitions.
Australia's strong reply to North Korea
In the midst of the threats posed by North Korea, Dan Tehan, Australia's minister for veterans' affairs, made it clear that the country will not be cowed by the North Koreans. The Minister added that Australia will continue to do everything to support its allies.
"The North Koreans should do what the international community have asked them to do – obey all the security council resolutions which have been passed, condemning their missile activity, condemning their attempts to build nuclear weapons. If they did that, the international community would look to work with them," said Tehan, reports the Guardian.
North Korea's dreaded threat
A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman recently stated that Australia will not be able to avoid a disaster if they continue supporting the United States and their allies in their efforts to tame North Korea.
"Australia is showing dangerous moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the US," said the North Korean spokesperson.
The comments from North Korea came soon after Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne made their visit to South Korea, the arch-rival of Pyongyang.
Bishop and Payne conducted talks with their South Korean counterparts, in the truce village of Panmunjom, the demilitarized zone, and assured Australia's support to maintain peace in the Korean peninsula.
After the visit, Bishop said that the aim of Australia is to prevent North Korea from carrying out any further illegal acts and to compel it back to the negotiating table to resolve the current crisis which is deadly dangerous.