DPRK Denounces Trump's State of The Union Address as "Omen of New Disaster"
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday denounced the State of the Union address by US President Donald Trump as "an omen of new disaster," after Trump described the DPRK as an adversary in the address.
The whole world is seeing "an omen of new disaster" in Trump's address which asserted "American first" and "unmatched power" based on nuclear arms forcing other countries to submit to the "US chauvinistic interest," a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency as saying.
The spokesman also accused Trump of "insisting upon 'maximum pressure' against DPRK" and "viciously slandering" the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
"It is purely a nasty perversity aimed to disturb the advance of inter-Korean relations," he added.
Trump said in his State of the Union address last week that the US government is "waging a campaign of maximum pressure" to prevent the DPRK's pursuit of nuclear missiles from threatening US homeland.
Tension between the two countries has escalated since Trump took in office last year.