Pyongyang has threatened Australia with “disaster” unless the island nation abandons its allegiance with the US interests. Canberra, however, said it will not be “cowed” by threats and will continue to do everything to “protect and help” its allies. “Should Australia continue to follow the US in imposing military, economic and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] despite our repeated warnings, they will not be able to avoid a disaster,” KCNA warned on Saturday

quoting a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry.  Stressing that North Korea regards Australia’s “frantic engagement” with Washington a “hostile” act against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Ministry accused Canberra of “zealously joining frenzied political and military provocations of the US.” The statement specifically condemned Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s support for US policies, which she apparently exhibited during a visit to the Panmunjom village on October 11 with Defence Minister Marise Payne. READ MORE