According to North Korea's state-run media, KCNA, a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said "Australia is showing risky moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the U.S. against the DPRK while these provocations aggravate the situation of the Korean peninsula into a touch-and go phase".
"Should Australia continue to follow the United States in imposing military, economic and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK despite our repeated warnings, they will not be able to avoid a disaster", KCNA warned.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has brushed off North Korea's latest threats against Australia, saying the Government will continue to press the rogue regime to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
More people and entities associated with Kim Jong-Un's regime have been blacklisted and the ceiling for payments that can be made to North Korea has been cut from 15,000 euros to 5,000 euros. As I've said before, the North Korea regime must bear full responsibility for the measures that the global community is enacting against it, including these sanctions. She called the North's behavior illegal, provocative and threatening [VIDEO]. "They mean the complicated 70-year history of relations with the US", Matvienko said.
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"In the past it's been noted that North Korea has deliberately set out to embarrass China and has launched missile tests or carried out illegal nuclear tests at a time when China is showcasing the nation on the world stage".
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has previously vowed that if there was a military conflict between North Korea and the United States then Australia would join the conflict behind its ally.
In response to North Korea's direct threat against Sydney, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop stated that her country will continue to support the US and South Korea.
Bishop added that Australia is focused on stopping Pyongyang from continuing its missile and nuclear tests and bringing the pariah state back to the negotiating table.