“North Korea is rich in natural resources and we like the taste of Scotch whisky, so we can be beneficial to each other.”
In case you aren’t aware, Scottish residents will vote in a referendum 7 days from now (September 18th) to decide whether or not Scotland will exit the United Kingdom and become an independent nation. While polls indicate that the vote will be tight, one man is offering his support for those Scots that want to peel off and go it alone. That man is Kim Jong Un. From the Telegraph:
“I think that independence would be a very positive thing for Scotland,” Choe Kwan-il, managing editor of the Choson Sinbo newspaper, told The Telegraph.
“I believe that every person has the right to be a member of an independent nation, to have sovereignty, to live in peace and to enjoy equality,” he said. “And I believe that a majority of Scots feel the same and will vote for independence.”
“I believe independence will be positive as it will encourage personal exchanges and provide both countries with business chances,” said Choe. “North Korea is rich in natural resources and we like the taste of Scotch whisky, so we can be beneficial to each other.”
Choe also indicated that none of the citizenry in North Korea know anything about the Scottish referendum vote but that if Scotland did achieve independence it would undoubtedly be reported to them.
You don’t want to get people’s hopes up in case it doesn’t happen. Because, y’know, whiskey.