Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Pyongyang’s official news agency KCNA has castigated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling him a “headless” chicken for his September 20 speech before the UN General Assembly asking members to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The statement also threatened to “bring nuclear clouds to Japan” alluding to a possible nuclear strike.

“At the recent UN General Assembly Abe said that ‘pressure, not dialogue, is needed’ over the issue of the DPRK while running around the UN stage like a headless chicken to meet leaders of different countries so as to incite ‘solidarity of the international community,’ ” KCNA said in a commentary issued on Monday.

The North Korean news agency went on to say: “Japan’s such rackets inciting the tension of the Korean peninsula is a suicidal deed that will bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago. No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment. This is too self-evident.”

“If the Japanese people, the first victim of nuclear disaster in the world, are offered in sacrifice owing to handful militarist reactionaries’ political aim, it will be a tragedy of the century,” KCNA added.