North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed antipathy toward the United States in an unusually unequivocal way, labeling Americans as "cannibals," according to Pyongyang's state media Tuesday.
He called for an "all-out anti-U.S. struggle," as he provided "filed guidance" at an anti-U.S. museum that Pyongyang claims commemorates the massacre of civilians by American troops during the 1950-53 Korean War, reported the Korean Central News Agency.
It was his second known visit to the museum in Sinchon, South Hwanghae Province, following the previous one in 1998. At that time, he went there with his father, Kim Jong-il, who died in late 2011.
"The massacres committed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in Sinchon evidently showed that they are cannibals and brutal murderers seeking pleasure in slaughter," Kim was quoted as saying.
Kim stressed that Koreans should not forget the wartime atrocities by the U.S. in the region, the KCNA added.
He said the brutality of the U.S. has become more insidious, emphasizing the need for more anti-America education at home and in school.
His reported remarks came a week after a United Nations panel passed a resolution against North Korean leaders for their systemic human rights violations. It recommends the Security Council refer them to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
The resolution has been forwarded to the U.N. General Assembly for a vote. (Yonhap)