Kim Jong-un fury: North Korean newspaper issues BIZARRE attack on US

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The international affairs department the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) issued a statement after Mr Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired another salvo in the war of words with Beijing. Mr Pompeo told Fox News recent actions by the Chinese Communist Party suggest it is “intent upon the destruction of Western ideas, Western democracies, Western values” and “puts Americans at risk”

American liberalism and democracy put the cap of leftist on the demonstrators and threaten to unleash even dogs for suppression

Workers Party of Korea

But a WPK spokesman said Mr Pompeo’s comments on Hong Kong, Taiwan, human rights and trade disputes were “nonsense” and slandered the Chinese leadership.

The spokesman said: “Pompeo, who has been deeply engrossed in espionage and plot-breeding against other countries, has become too ignorant to discern where the sun rises and where it sets.

“Such statements by American leaders are a sign of their concerns about a declining United States.

“Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House.

“This is the reality in the US today. American liberalism and democracy put the cap of leftist on the demonstrators and threaten to unleash even dogs for suppression.”

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said it was the first time the WPK international affairs department had issued a statement of its own since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took power in 2011.

China, Russia and Iran were also quick to taunt Mr Trump over the violent scenes and angry protests that have engulfed the US since the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

Chinese officials and state media compared the angry protests to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying Tweeted: “I can’t breathe” – Mr Floyd’s last words which have become a slogan for the protestors.

Fellow ministry spokesman, Lijian Zhao retweeted numerous comments and reports on the protests, including from Russia’s deputy representative to the UN, accusing the US of double standards.

Dmitry Polyanskiy had tweeted: “Why US denies China’s right to restore peace and order in Hong Kong while brutally dispersing crowds at home?”

State media has also taunted President Trump about the violent clashes.

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of nationalist tabloid Global Times, wrote: “US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong ‘a beautiful sight to behold.’

“US politicians now can enjoy this sight from their own windows.”

In a series of tweets and editorials over the weekend, Mr Hu and his paper accused the US of hypocrisy.

He said: “Mr President, don’t go hide behind the secret service.

“Go to talk to the demonstrators seriously. Negotiate with them, just like you urged Beijing to talk to Hong Kong rioters.”

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Iran has also goaded the US over the violence and reminded Washington of the statements it released during civil unrest in the Islamic Republic in 2018.

The foreign ministry condemned what it called “the tragic murder of black people and deadly racial discrimination in the United States”.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted: “Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter.

“To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.”

In another tweet echoing a 2018 statement from Mr Pompeo, Mr Zarif said: “The US government is squandering its citizens’ resources.”

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