North Korea warned us earlier today that it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location,” even in spite of President Trump’s multiple warnings.
This comes after several months of Kim Jong Un repeatedly poking the United States of America. He’s been arrogant and gaudy at every turn, and President Trump has been taking action against him.
Not only has he bombed a Syrian air base, in an attempt to show Kim Jong Un that he’s not bluffing, but he also sent over numerous naval reinforcements to China, whom he’s been coordinating with. It seems that Kim Jong Un is intent on starting World War III, however.
Yahoo News reports:
“Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a long-range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test — and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response.”
“A spokesman for the North’s foreign ministry said Pyongyang was ‘fully ready to respond to any option taken by the US.’ “
“The regime will continue bolstering its ‘preemptive nuclear attack’ capabilities unless Washington scrapped its hostile policies, he said in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency.”
” ‘The DPRK’s measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership,’ the spokesman added, apparently referring to a sixth nuclear test and using the North’s official name, the Democratic Republic of Korea.”
North Korea has carried out “five nuclear tests in the last 11 years,” according to sources, and is slowly working towards building an “intercontinental ballistic missile,” that could eventually reach the United States.
North Korea reiterates its warnings every spring, when the United States and South Korea carry out joint military exercises, which Un believes are rehearsals for invasion. This time, however, fears of a conflict are more legitimate.
Previously, when we had a weaker, more passive president in office, other countries felt that they could walk all over him—but now, with Donald Trump in office, we’re starting to stand up for ourselves. This is bound to create some resistance from foreign countries, but it’s something that needs to be done.
In an act of diplomacy, however, Trump has said that he would be ‘honored’ to meet Kim Jong Un under the ‘right circumstances.’ CNN reports:
“President Donald Trump said Monday he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ‘under the right circumstances’ to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program.”
” ‘If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,’ Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview Monday. ‘If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.’ “
“No sitting US president has ever before met with the leader of North Korea while in power, and the idea is extremely controversial.”
If Trump does, in fact, end up meeting with Kim Jong Un, this could be a historic event. Meeting with Kim Jong Un could lead to better international relations, a more peaceful world’s stage, and it would certainly make Trump a president for the history books (if he isn’t already).