July 24th, 2009
05:21 AM ET
5 years ago

North Korea: Clinton 'funny lady, by no means intelligent'

 Hillary Clinton says North Korea's refusal to discuss nuclear program could provoke arms race.
Hillary Clinton says North Korea's refusal to discuss nuclear program could provoke arms race.

BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) - North Korea launched a scathing personal attack on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday after she likened the leadership in Pyongyang to "small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention."

At a meeting of southeast Asian nations in Phuket, Thailand, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman blasted Clinton for what he called a "spate of vulgar remarks unbecoming for her position everywhere she went since she was sworn in," according to the state-run KCNA news agency.

The spokesman called Clinton "by no means intelligent" and a "funny lady."

"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," the statement said.

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soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. HRC in 2012

    If these comments were about BO, then Koreans would be a really racist culture, but when it's about a woman, who should have won the presidency we throw respect out the window, plaster an unflattering picture and facilitate a laugh...Where is your respect CNN? Is this even news?

    July 24, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. skyhawkdriver

    Gotta give the north koreans credit..they hit the nail on the head..mrs clinton fits right in with the administration of oflubber..perhaps hillary needs to join the red hat society..a group of old women who sit around and drink tea and play bridge..she certainly doesn't belong trying to be a player on the world stage..but then who in this idiotic administration is qualified to being doing their jobs..don't forget..blame it on bush!!

    July 24, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  3. Michael

    Hillary 2016!!!!!!!! Enough said!

    July 24, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Bev - NYC

    Sticks and Stones from the midget regime. I guess it's universal, some men can't deal with a strong intelligent woman.

    July 24, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. rob

    well that sounds accurate . She's not that bright . and when she was here in NY–she just did things for her own good , nothing for NY

    July 24, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. DaBird

    Ms. Clinton laughed at...........that's what we have been doing for years!

    July 24, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. JM

    "No means intelligent"?? Sorry, but I beg to differ. Hillary Clinton is alot tougher than she looks (she'd have to be to put up with Bill all these years). I would suggest that North Korea not underestimate her.

    July 24, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Melissa

    Meh. Its just Kim Jong Il. He's brainless anyway.

    July 24, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  9. Hoshi

    Who is writing CNN's headlines? Is it Karl Rove or Rush Limbaugh? The tirade of the N. Korean communist regime is reported on a CNN headline as "Clinton made fun of abroad". To the casual reader it makes it sound as if Angela Merkel and Nikolas Sarkozy got together to deride the US Secretary of State. Anything to create sensational headlines. The media sinks ever lower.

    July 24, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. Jim

    This isn't anything new, the Clintons are a joke...

    July 24, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. Clint

    This sure sounds like top notch diplomacy. It a good thing that nations can sit down and intelligently work out their differences (and if that doesn't work ,then they can revert to playground behavior of third graders).

    July 24, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
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