A spokesman for NK’s ruling party said: “Through the two successful ICBM test-launches the DPRK has put the whole U.S. mainland in its striking range and clearly showed that it can turn the American empire into a sea in flames through sudden surprise attack from any region and area.
“Whatever means and methods the U.S. may employ, they will never work on the DPRK. The U.S. fate is in the hands of the DPRK.
“If the US and south Korean warmongers persist in reckless action in disregard of our repeated warnings, we will decisively take a strong retaliatory step.”
Meanwhile, an editorial run in one of Korea’s state-run newspapers described the US as a “war merchant living on human blood,” while the official newspaper said the US “would meet horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin” in the event of an attack.