North Korea has given its blessings for the Scottish independence because they like 'Scotch whisky'.
North Korea has given its blessings for the Scottish independence because they like 'Scotch whisky'.Reuters

Every news that comes from North Korea is either funny or plain cruel. This one is both: It is cruelly funny!

Scottish individuals, who are rooting for independent Scotland, would perhaps be elated to know that an unlikely ally has come about to support their cause. However, they wouldn't be as much excited if they knew it isn't the "Independence of Scotland" that North Korea is really supporting.

Known as the most reclusive and aggressive country in present geo-political scenario, the nation has given its blessings to Scotland's Yes vote and would be seeking to trade their natural resources for whisky, in case it becomes independent, newspapers have said.

Almost 200,000 Korean expatriates who live in Japan but back the Pyongyang regime said that Scotland getting independence would be a "very positive thing."

"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," The Telegraph quoted Choe Kwan-il, the managing editor of the Tokyo-based Choson Sinbo newspaper.

Another official, So Chung-on, the director of the International Affairs Bureau of the General Association of Korean Residents of Japan told the British daily: "The result will be very important and if the Scots do vote to become independent, then North Kroea will be prepared to respond to that".

But officials have further revealed why the Scottish independence would be of particular interest to North Kroea. The Kim Jong-un regime, which seems to be desperate for a faithful partner to engender its trade with, would be looking to build stronger trade relationships with Edinburgh, and also seek to build an embassy in the capital city.

"I believe independence will be positive as it will encourage personal exchanges and provide both countries with business chances," Choe said before adding: "North Korea is rich in natural resources and we like the taste of Scotch whisky, so we can be beneficial to each other."