20 October 2017
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called an "unprecedented" communication when they received a letter sent from North Korea to Australia's parliament on Friday. In the letter, North Korea warned it is a nuclear power and will not be afraid by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it.
AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, JULIE BISHOP said "This is an unprecedented step for North Korea to send a letter directly to another government in this way. It's not the way they usually publish their global messages. I see it as evidence that the collective strategy of imposing maximum diplomatic and economic pressure through sanctions on North Korea is working, and this is the response to the pressure that Australia, the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and others, are putting on North Korea so that it will refrain from it's current conduct of provocative and threatening behavior and that it will be compelled back to the negotiating table. I see it as a positive sign."