PYONGYANG, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has finger-pointed U.S. President Donald Trump for aggression against Syria after the U.S. president ordered missile attacks upon a military airfield in Homs on Friday.
This is the first time for the DPRK to name Trump directly in its frequent condemnation of the United States.
"The Trump administration on April 7 mounted a massive missile attack on an air force base of the Syrian government army under the pretext that it killed civilians by using chemical weapons," said the DPRK Foreign Ministry in a statement issued late Saturday.
A spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry called the U.S. attack "absolutely unpardonable" and "an undisguised act of aggression against a sovereign state."
"The world clearly witnessed through the recent U.S. military attack on Syria who is disturbing peace," the spokesman noted.
"The successive U.S. administrations have perpetrated strikes at those countries which do not have nukes only, styling themselves a superpower and the same is true of the Trump administration," it said.
The United States on Thursday launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syria military base, two days after reports of a chemical weapons attack emerged from the battleground in Syria, which the West said the Syrian government should be to blame.
Trump's decision raised controversy among U.S. lawmakers and foreign governments, while some supported the punitive move against the Syrian government, others questioned whether it was appropriate to commit such an action of war without authorization from the U.S. Congress and the United Nations Security Council.
Trump has told the Congress that his decision to attack Syria was in the interest of the United States, adding that further actions are being considered.
The DPRK is not frightened by the U.S. attack on Syria, the DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
"Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent U.S. military attack on Syria is on action of warning us but we are not frightened by it," he said.
"What happened in Syria once again taught a bitter lesson that no one should have an illusion about the imperialists and one can defend oneself from the imperialist aggression only when one has one's strength," he added.
The DPRK has accused the United States of preparing for special operations to behead its leadership and destroying its strategic nuclear and missile installations and has vowed to stage preemptive strike without warning once it feels appropriate to do so.