In what was likely to only increase tensions between the United States and North Korean surrounding its continued nuclear program, Pyongyang likened the behavior of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the matter to that of a "primary schoolgirl."
The statement follows one made by Clinton in which she compared the North Korean regime to a child demanding attention. She made her comment in an ABC interview broadcast Monday from India, accusing Pyongyang of using its nuclear program and missile launches to get Washington's attention. She said Washington would not be baited into overreacting to the North's provocations.
"Maybe it's the mother in me, the experience I've had with small children and teenagers and people who are demanding attention: Don't give it to them," she said in the interview.
"We cannot but regard Mrs. Clinton as a funny lady as she likes to utter such rhetoric, unaware of the elementary etiquette in the international community. Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl," North Korea said in response on Thursday.