North Korea launched a vicious personal attack on South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday, calling her a “prostitute” in thrall to her “pimp” US President Barack Obama, as it said it was ready for “full-scale nuclear war”.
In a diatribe that was strongly worded even by the standards of its normally florid prose, the North lashed out at the relationship between a “master and its puppet” and threatened Park would pay a “dear price”.
“Park Geun-Hye’s recent behaviour with Obama was like a mean, immature girl begging gangsters to beat up someone she does not like,” said the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK).
“Or a crafty prostitute eagerly trying to frame someone by giving her body to a powerful pimp,” it added, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
KCNA’s official English translation of the North’s dispatch offered “capricious whore” as its description of Park – Seoul’s first woman president.
The vitriol came a day after US President Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to the South, during which he called the North a “pariah state” whose isolation would deepen further if it pushed ahead with a feared fourth nuclear test.
Recent satellite imagery has revealed heightened activity at the North’s nuclear test site, and Park warned on Friday that Pyongyang was ready to stage another atomic test anytime.