July 30, 2021

North Korea accuses US of ‘gangster-like logic’ after Biden rebuked its missiles

The U.S. president had said he would “respond accordingly” if North Korea further “escalates” tensions

North Korea accused the United States of “gangster-like” logic on Saturday in a scathing statement that condemned U.S. President Joe Biden’s reaction to its recent ballistic missile launch.  

Earlier this week, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the East Sea, violating U.N. Security Council resolutions and marking its first ballistic missile test since Biden took office. On Saturday, state media published a commentary from top North Korean military official Ri Pyong Chol, who vowed to continue developing North Korea’s most “overwhelming military power” after the U.S. president denounced its March 25 missile launch.