North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

Seoul - In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.

Wednesday's slur against Kerry appeared only in a Korean-language dispatch, suggesting it was meant to rally anti-US sentiment and burnish the leadership's image domestically at a time when Washington and Seoul are conducting annual military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal.

An unidentified policy department spokesperson at the North Korean defence commission, led by leader Kim Jong Un, described Kerry as a "wolf donning the mask of sheep".

The spokesperson criticized Kerry for recently saying Washington wants to see peace on the Korean Peninsula although the US and South Korea then went ahead with their summertime drills that North Korea has demanded be scrapped. The US and South Korea say the drills are defensive in nature.

The North Korean spokesperson also criticised Kerry's comments on North Korea's human rights record and weapons programmes.

"His behaviour fully revealed once again the US inveterate nature as a hypocrite who has deceived and mocked mankind with all sorts of gimmicks," the spokesperson said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

South Korean and US officials often criticise the North's invectives but stop short of similar rhetoric against North Korean leaders. But conservative activists in South Korea frequently use images depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as a pig in anti-Pyongyang rallies.

Tension on the Korean Peninsula remains high as North Korea has conducted an unusually large number of missile and artillery test firings this year.

- AP
daniellibica 2014-08-20 02:14:04 PM
At least John Kerry does not have a funny hair cut like kim jong un Jnr
Buzzbar 2014-08-20 02:22:36 PM
Did they not say anything about Kerry's hair or his hair care products? If anything, that is where they should be having a go at him....
Idris Suleman 2014-08-20 02:39:06 PM
Kim Jong looks a hundred times nicer than this war-monger
Idris Suleman 2014-08-20 02:39:06 PM
Kim Jong looks a hundred times nicer than this war-monger
Nadia Graf 2014-08-20 02:50:23 PM
This is too funny.... the North Koreans obviously don't have mirrors either!
Bennie Smith Snr 2014-08-20 03:04:52 PM
To call people names, show how shallow the level of your character actually is.
Wade Suster 2014-08-20 03:09:30 PM
Oh no! What will Kerry do? Must feel so hurt :(. Stupid north Korea rat.
Hasani P 2014-08-20 03:12:31 PM
Dan Danukdhari 2014-08-20 03:30:07 PM
And their faces look like old smashed tomatoes
Simon Henderson 2014-08-20 03:36:24 PM
How can Kerry go on now, knowing Glorious Leader has exposed his secret shame? Sadly waiting for the news of Kerry's seppuku to hit any minute now. On a more personal note.I am disappoint Kim Jong-Un. As the grandchild of the only man to walk on the moon, invent TV (and the hamburger) and the record holder for bear wrestling (suck that Putin...), we expected more class and wit from the worlds sexiest man (Chuck Norris is rumored to have fallen pregnant at his first sight of Glorious Leader).