North Korea Threatens China: North Korea’s Singular Ally Accounts For 90 Percent Of North Korean Trade

For the first time, North Korea has lashed out at China. The neighboring country is North Korea’s most important ally and benefactor. China accounts for 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade and almost all of North Korea’s oil imports, according to the New York Times.

A passionate commentary attributed to a person by the name of Kim Chol, who used the abbreviation for the North’s official name, DPRK (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), spoke of China’s “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program. North Korea state media said China is testing North Korea’s patience, which could trigger “grave” consequences, according to CBS News.