Kim Yong Chol, chairman of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, issued the following statement on December 9:
The US president Trump persists in using the inappropriate and highly risky words and expressions even after our warning on December 5.
On December 5 we made clear our stand that we would keep watching the US president whether he repeats irritating expressions stoking the atmosphere of confrontation or not, and that we would approach the issue from a different angle in case he deliberately uses odd words and expressions against us again.
It is well known to the world that Trump at a press conference and in an article he posted on December 7 and 8 let out loads of words and expressions with implicit threat to someone without any calculation that he will keep watching north Korea although he doesn't think it wants to interfere in the US election, that he will be surprised if it takes hostile action and that it will lose everything if it does so.
Such remarks make us disappointed.
This certainly proves that Trump is an old man bereft of patience.
We can read how irritated he is now.
As he is such a heedless and erratic old man, the time when we cannot but call him a "dotard" may come again.
We make clear once again that the Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission has not used any irritating expression towards the US president as yet.
Of course, it could be a sign of self-restraint but there has not been any yet.
But if Trump continues to go this way, our Chairman's understanding of him may change, I think.
If Trump's acts and words meant to be addressed towards us, he must understand that his own style bluffing and hypocrisy sound rather abnormal and unrealistic to us and that every word made by him is heard with derision.
After receiving his erratic utterances, we have no intention to reconsider what we should do in the future, and will not be worried about our future action.
Trump has too many things to know about the DPRK.
We have nothing more to lose.
Though the US may take away anything more from us, it can never remove the strong sense of self-respect, might and resentment against it from us.
Trump said he would be surprised if we undertake an action, and he would surely be astonished.
We take action only to make him surprise. So, if he fails to be astonished, we will be irritated.
This year is at close.
If the US has will and wisdom to stop the second-hand of clash, it would be a better option for it to spend much time to calculate in anguish for it rather than choosing bluffing and threatening expressions as now.
The time delay is not a ready-made solution.
If the US has no will and wisdom, it cannot but watch with anxiety the reality in which the threat to its security increases with the passage of time.