《中英對照讀新聞》North Korea snaps back at Biden over criticism of launches北韓為了有關發射飛彈的批評反嗆拜登 〈tag_a〉
North Korea on Saturday snapped back at President Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests, calling his comments a provocation and encroachment on the North’s right to self-defense and vowing to continuously expand its "most thoroughgoing and overwhelming military power.’’
The statement issued by senior official Ri Pyong Chol came after the North on Thursday tested-fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast. "I think that the new U.S. administration obviously took its first step wrong,’’ Ri said.
Thursday’s launches followed a statement by North Korean leader Kim’s powerful sister last week, who warned Washington to ``refrain from causing a stink’’ if it wants to ``sleep in peace’’ for the next four years. （AP）
snap：動詞，突然折斷，（at someone） 突然對某人發飆。例句：Don’t snap at me like that.（別那樣對我發飆。）
encroachment：名詞，逐步侵犯、侵蝕；（動詞為encroach on/upon something）例句：The development project has encroached on public land.（這項開發案侵占公共土地。）
cause a stink：片語，引起麻煩，引起風波。例句：The investigation report caused a stink.（這份調查報告引發軒然大波。）