North Korea has responded to the US air strikes on Syria, calling the actions ‘unpardonable.’
According to the Korean Central News Agency, the North Korean administration sees the strikes as a ‘warning’, but that they are ‘not frightened.’
The missile strike on was made in response to chemical attack on civilians, allegedly conducted by Syrian president Assad. The strike demonstrates “President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “It is clear that President Trump made that statement to the world tonight.”
Tillerson’s statement has been taken by some as a warning to other rogue nations, including North Korea.
The Daily Caller reports:
Pyongyang said Saturday that the strike on Syria is “unforgivable” and asserted that U.S. moves justify its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The foreign ministry stated that the sudden strike on Syria demonstrates the decision to develop nuclear weapons was “the right choice a million times over.”
“We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the U.S. evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force,” the North warned Sunday.
Military activity in the Korean peninsula has increased from both sides in recent weeks.