North Korea has expectedly weighed in on President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, calling it "the height of hypocrisy."
Putting all its foreign policy behind this one venting of deep-seated angst, the hermit kingdom derided the United States' mission of ridding the world of atomic weapons, calling it an attempt to mask the U.S.' "real nature as a nuclear criminal."
The response, published in North Korea's largest newspaper and the mouthpiece of the ruling party, said that it was shameful for the U.S. to rally for nuclear disarmament, when the country allegedly made nuclear threats to the secretive state.
This is the first time North Korea has reacted to the visit slated for May 27 after the G7 conference. President Obama will visit the Japanese town destroyed by U.S. bombing as the World War II was nearing its devastating end.
The mushroom cloud that rose on the quaint town that day has become the symbol of war, its evils and its insatiable greed for life.
Obama, who will become the first sitting U.S. president to venture into Hiroshima, will not apologize to the Japanese for the unnecessary savagery of the atomic bombs. He intends to visit the horrors of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which stores the many grisly artifacts of the attack.