Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on Tuesday as regards the invectives spouted by some conservative hawks of the U.S. Congress to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK:
On March 21 Ted Cruz and other conservative hawks of the U.S.
Senate, submitting a bill on re-listing the DPRK as "terror-sponsor",
hurled mud at its supreme leadership.
On March 22 John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee of
the Senate, at a press interview again hurt its dignity.
What they uttered to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership
of the DPRK is just a manifestation of their worst hostility toward the
DPRK's ideology and social system and its people and a grave
provocation little short of declaration of war against it.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul.
The U.S. must know very well about how they react to any offensive acts against it.
As such guys as John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation
tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK, the DPRK will take
steps to counter it.
They will have to bitterly experience the disastrous consequences to
be entailed by their reckless tongue-lashing and then any regret for it
will come too late.
They will have to be entirely responsible for their foolhardy tongue-lashing.
It is, indeed, a burlesque making even a cat laugh for the dishonest
elements of the U.S., the mastermind of all forms of terrorism
worldwide, to label other country "terror-sponsor".
Explicitly speaking once again, the revolutionary forces of the DPRK
with its nuclear force for self-defence as its pivot will fulfill its
sacred mission of devotedly defending its supreme leadership
representing the destiny and life of its people by dealing a merciless
sledge-hammer blow at those daring hurt the dignity of the supreme
leadership like a puppy knowing no fear of the tiger. -0-