North Korea’s ‘unofficial ambassador to the West’ has warned Pyongyang could destroy the entire world with just three bombs.
Alejandro Cao de Benós, 43, is an honorary special delegate for the DRPK’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.
Speaking to Spanish news site Infobae, Cao de Benós, who spends his time between Pyongyang and his Spanish hometown of Tarrogona, described the secretive communist state as a utopia.
He said: ‘The people have a basic, secure life with dignity. They live in a very peaceful way, there is no social conflict, we don’t have people sleeping in the street… it’s another way of life, one in which we all work in a huge cooperative movement.’
But when asked about North Korea’s military threat, his rhetoric became much more aggressive.
‘No-one is going to touch Korea,’ he said. ‘If it is touched the people will defend it with guns and missiles. We have the thermonuclear bomb. With three of those the world is finished.’
The political activist, who is the first westerner to be granted North Korean citizenship, dismissed accusations of human rights abuses against Kim Jong-un’s government as mere propaganda from Britain and the United States.
He said labour camps were strictly exclusive to criminals found guilty after a fair trial.
‘If they are found guilty they don’t go to prison to take drugs or learn how to be Pablo Escobar,’ he said, referring to the notorious Colombian drug lord. ‘In Korea there are labour camps where the criminal picks rice for the people or makes furniture for homes, which is delivered to the people.’