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North Korea justifies racist comments about Obama

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On 2 May, after Obama's visit to Seoul, North Korea said in a dispatch from KCNA that the U.S. president was an "evil black monkey" who "does not even have the basic appearance of a human being"

North Korea today justified the official press adjectives racist character, issued on U.S. President Barack Obama, including "evil black monkey."

The racist comments against Obama "was a proper reaction against whom perversely insulted and slandered the DPRK (North Korea)," said a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry, in a statement published by state news agency KCNA.

The North Korean spokesman criticized the U.S. president to qualify North Korea as an "isolated state" that "condemns the hungry citizens" to have a "reckless and irresponsible government" during his last visit to Seoul in late April.

On 2 May, after Obama's visit to Seoul, North Korea said in a dispatch from KCNA that the U.S. president was an "evil black monkey" who "does not even have the basic appearance of a human being."

The attack prompted President an angry reaction from the White House and the State Department in Washington, describing it as "disgusting", "ridiculous" and "disrespectful" among other adjectives and invited back to North Korean leader Kim Jong-An "improving the lives of its people" instead of insulting.

North Korea has recently raised the tone in their official statements, which has also led to serious insults the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, including "prostitute".

Although the two Koreas began earlier this year an apparent reconciliation process, Pyongyang's relations with both Seoul and Washington are seriously deteriorated since the allied military exercises held this spring in South Korean territory.

Source: EFE

traslation: Belén Zapata