North Korea has called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an “idiot” in response to his criticism of a North Korean weapons test, AP reported.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Song Il Ho called Abe an “idiot and villain” who was overreacting to what the North described as a test-firing of rocket artillery last week “as if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the land of Japan.”
The statement ridiculed Abe’s willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and noted he would be “well-advised not to dream forever of crossing the threshold of Pyongyang,” North Korea’s capital, after insulting the North’s “just measures” for self-defense.
North Korea said it held its third test launch last week of the new "super-large" multiple launch rocket system, although the Japanese Defense Ministry believes it was a ballistic weapon.
“Abe is also a rarely ignorant man who dreams of making Japan a military power, failing to distinguish between multiple rocket launchers and missiles, and he is an under-wit as he is only able to say such crude words as ‘provocation,’ ‘outrage,’ ‘violation,’ ‘abduction,’ and ‘pressure,’” said the statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.