MOSCOW, January 1. /TASS/. Statement of DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN can be regarded as an offer to Seoul not to engage in dangerous adventurism of the United States, however, the promise of the new launch of a ballistic missile is a challenge to the world community. About this in an interview TASS stated on Monday the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
Previously, Kim Jong-UN to the beginning of mass production of Intercontinental ballistic missiles. In a new year address broadcast by the Central television of the DPRK, he also said that Pyongyang is ready to send its national team to the winter Olympic games in February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. He also said that the DPRK is preparing to conduct a new missile test.
“The desire to participate in the Olympics in the signal, of course, positive. Pyongyang does not want to go into isolation, and, no less importantly, ready to interact with South Korea. It can be regarded as an offer to Seoul not to engage in dangerous adventurism of the United States, if any, will follow” – said Kosachev.
In his opinion, the message of the leader of the DPRK should not be seen as a new round of escalation of the situation. “The main disadvantage – the promise of the new launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile. Now that’s a call not Washington, and the entire international community. And absolutely in vain, for thereby Pyongyang, that is, runs into new sanctions”, – said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.
He noted that he does not consider a surprise and news exclusively with the sign “minus” a “double message” of the leader of North Korea is warning the United States about the completion of national nuclear forces and their readiness to apply them and at the same time – the intention to send athletes to the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
“The desire to cool the ardor of the President [of the USA Donald] trump’s understandable, and North Korean leader realizes that Washington can stop the irreversible steps exclusively the threat of casualties among Americans, and among the civilian population”, – said Kosachev.