Through the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Indonesia, the Australian government confirms the receipt of an unprecedented correspondence from DPRK, urging the ‘parliaments of different countries’ to discharge support of the US Trump Administration.
“If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expression of ignorance,” the letter states in a report by the Sydney Morning Herald last October 20.
In a statement, the Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly stressed that their basic mission is to “promote friendly and cooperative relations with the parliaments and peace-loving people of the countries of the world”, condemning US President Trump’s reckless and intolerable insult to the Korean people through his declaration of war against DPRK.
The said ‘open letter’ received by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie on Oct 3 was reported to be disseminated to the parliaments of different unnamed countries.
It comes as a warning of the Trump administration’s attempt to “drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster.”
Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop dubs the letter to be ‘unusual’, emphasizing that the North Korean government typically communicates through the country’s state news agency, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
“This is the first letter that we can find that any Australian foreign minister has received from North Korea…it’s an open letter, this is not how they usually send messages around the world,” she said in a report.
Furthermore, Bishop believes that the letter shows a positive development of the diplomatic and economic sanctions imposed upon DPRK.
According to the Senior Foreign Affairs officials, their department was informed about North Korea’s letter to Australia a week after it was revealed by Bishop to the media.
Bishop further reveals to Australia’s Fairfax Media, that North Korea’s unprecedented correspondence to nations of the world signify that they are “desperate, feeling isolated” by attempting to demonize the US and divide the international community.
Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fires the letter as a mere ‘rant’, highlighting that it was North Korea that lifted threats of nuclear attacks.
“It is North Korea that is threatening the stability of the world,” Turnball expressed in a statement for Melbourne 3AW Radio.