North Korea warns US over seized ship

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Kim Song

Ambassador of North Korea, Kim Song has warned the United States that seizure of the “Wise Honest” cargo ship is “outrageous” and could debilitate relations US-North Korea, as he demands for the immediate return of the vessel.

According to Kim in a rare press conference on Tuesday, Pyongyang was closely monitoring Washington’s “every move” following the seizure, which he said is steered towards bringing maximum pressure on his country to make it “kneel down”.

“The United States should deliberate and think over the consequences its outrageous acts might have on the future development,” Kim said.

The ambassador urged the US to immediately return the ship, describing the seizure as an “outright denial of the underlying spirit” of a joint statement by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their first summit in Singapore last year “which committed to establishing new bilateral relations”.