Australian Foreign Minister Julia Bishop responded to North Korea's threats of a nuclear strike, suggesting that ot would be better for the North Korean regime to spend money on the well-being of its citizens, rather than on weapons of mass destruction, The Guardian reports.
"The threats of North Korea's nuclear strikes against other countries further emphasize the need for the regime to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development programs," she said.
Bishop noted that North Korea's weapons represent a "serious threat" for neighbors, and if left unchecked, they will pose threats to a wider region, including Australia.
"The government of North Korea should invest in the well-being of its long-suffering citizens, rather than in the weapons of mass destruction," she summed up.
Earlier we reported that North Korea bluntly threatened Australia with a possible nuclear strike if Canberra “blindly and zealously toes the US line”.
“If Australia persists in following the US moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and remains a shock brigade of the US master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK,” the message reads.