North Korea Threatens to Release Classified Info on American Moon Landings
Kim Jong-un vows to 'the lies the US Government has played for 60 years'
North Korea has threatened to released classified documents containing top-secret information on the American moon landings.
According to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the files contain details of a "secret moon program" that has been kept hidden from the public "for the last 60 years."
Following recent tensions on the Korean Peninsular and ongoing sanctions against the hermit state, the "supreme leader" has hit back with a warning about the explosive evidence.
In a statement from the nation's official mouthpiece, KCNA, the regime vowed to expose the U.S. Government conspiracy "on behalf of the American people," claiming to have irrefutable proof that the "official" moon landings were faked and that secret lunar bases have been in operation for years.
"If the US does not stop their imperialist campaign to destroy our economy and keeps mingling in our affairs, we will be forced to reveal the truth about their secret moon program," read the Statement.
"These classified documents will expose the campaign of delusion and lies the US government has played on behalf of the American people and the rest of the world for the past 60 years."
According to North Korean policy expert, Anthony Chung, at the University of Berkeley, this isn't the first time that North Korea has threatened to release this information, saying:
"Kim Jong-un’s own grandfather and late leader of North Korea, Kim Il-sung, has repeatedly made this threat in the past.
"I can recall several times he has made this claim, in 1979, in 1983 and 1986. Every time the US government has proposed economic sanctions on the dictatorship, North Korea comes back with this awkward threat.
"The weirdest thing about it all is that every single time the US government has backed off, which makes the whole situation increasingly intriguing."
Andrew Hersch,a former Apollo program technician, believes the threat is completely ludicrous.
"I’ve heard a load of nonsense concerning the moon program throughout my life.
"Usually people say America never went to the moon or that NASA is collaborating with aliens, but that the US government is still there building bases on the moon is a first for me,"
"I know it may sound incredible that NASA has not sent a human mission to the moon since 1972, which I agree, makes many people skeptical about the whole moon landings ever occurring, but on my behalf, I have never heard of such a program, but if I did, I would probably not be allowed to talk about it anyhow," he explained with a nervous smile.
NASA or Washington D.C. has yet to release an official response to the claims as of yet.
Pyongyang has vowed to release the alleged documents within a week unless all sanctions against North Korea are abandoned.