‘Kim Jong Un Wants Obama to Call Him’ – Rodman

Meanwhile, North Korea's main newspaper the Rodong has threatened to 'totally destroy the White House' at the first signs of current military exercises escalating into conflict.
March 4th, 2013
0

Dennis Rodman, the unlikely ‘basketball diplomat’, says Kim Jong Un wants to speak to Obama – meanwhile, North Korea’s main newspaper the Rodong has threatened to ‘totally destroy the White House’ at the first signs of current military exercises escalating into conflict.

“He wants Obama to do one thing – call him,” Rodman told ABC news in an interview after the trip. “He said, ‘If you can, Dennis – I don’t want (to) do war. I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.”

[youtube id="GixKLkai6uA" width="620" height="360"]

“What I did, was history. And guess what, it’s just like we do in America. We have presidents over here that do the same thing [be immoral]. Bill Clinton can have sex with his secretary and still be powerful,” Rodman told ABC journalist George Stephanopoulos.

When pressed by Stephanopolous on the issue of mass human rights abuses and torture in North Korean prison camps, Rodman said “‘Well guess what, we do the same thing here [presumably referring to Guantanamo]. This is all politics right, he don’t want to do that… This is coming from his father. As a young man, he doesn’t want anything.”

Meanwhile, an aggressive editorial on Saturday by a North Korean newspaper warned ” If aggressors pounce upon us, we will stand in the van of all-people resistance to totally destroy the White House and Chongwadae, the lairs of scoundrels, on the globe” in response to current U.S.-South Korean military drills.

“It is high time to deal a deadly blow at them so that they cannot raise their heads again. Fire should be ruled with fire”, the editorial warned.

In a more low-key visit from a foreign star, North Korean media reported that Japanese conductor Michiyoshi Inoue of the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa is currently touring Pyongyang.

Photo by OPEN Sports

Recommended for You

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

North Korea has announced a temporary ban on tourism, citing the threat of Ebola virus, multiple tourism agencies announced Thursday evening Korean time. Three tour companies contacted by NK News …

October 23rd, 2014
0
North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

North Korea has taken the unusual step of taking part in an event sponsored by human rights activists focused on the country's human rights issues, NK News has learned. This news comes as the UN Ge…

October 23rd, 2014
0

About the Author

James Pearson

James Pearson (@pearswick) was the NK News Seoul Correspondent.

Join the discussion