North Korea has warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if it continues to “blindly and zealously toe the US line.” It comes after Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Pyongyang poses a “serious threat” to peace and stability in the region. “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,” a

spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said, as quoted by the official KCNA news agency. The threat comes after Bishop said earlier this week that North Korea is on a “path to achieving nuclear weapons capability,” posing an “unacceptable” risk to the region. She added that its efforts must be stopped by the international community. Those comments were not taken well by North Korea, with the spokesman referring to them as a “string of rubbish.” READ MORE