The North Korean regime continues to warn of threats to the United States as the U.S. Navy steamed toward the western Pacific. The North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear strike on the United States at any sign of American aggression.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been escalating for years, with more warnings and threats coming from its young ruler. All the recent talk of military action by the United States is gaining traction, after airstrikes last week against Syria. Concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test has also increased tensions between the United States and North Korea. North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the United States. I am always amazed at how North Korea does not see their own actions as an aggression against the America.
President Donald Trump has urged China do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor. After all, it is China who helps feed the North Korean people. President Trump said in a Tweet that North Korea was “looking for trouble” and the United States would “solve the problem” with or without China’s help.
In a report from the Pyongyang Times the regime said it would bolster its capabilities for self-defense and “preemptive attack with nuclear force.”
Instability and risks of nuclear war are growing worldwide as the US is recklessly building up its nuclear forces and other nuclear weapons states are following suit not to be outdone, the DPRK delegate said on April 3 in the UN. While addressing the 2017 Meeting of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, the DPRK delegate said that any progress can never be expected in nuclear disarmament unless anachronistic bid to maintain the global domination by securing the nuclear edge is halted.
The overall and complete nuclear disarmament and the removal of constant threat to global peace and security are possible only when the US’ nuclear threat and military actions aimed at bringing down independent countries by force are stopped, he stressed. The US is the arch criminal disturbing peace and stability on the peninsula and in other parts of Northeast Asia, he stated. “It is thanks to the DPRK commitment to peace and its tremendous nuclear deterrent for self-defence that peace has been preserved on the Korean peninsula despite the US’ nuclear war moves.
“As long as the US and its vassal forces persistently pose nuclear threat and blackmail and continue the nuclear war games masked as annual ones at the doorstep of the DPRK, the DPRK will as ever bolster up its capabilities for self-defence and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as the pivot,” he said.
North Korea is emerging as one of the most pressing nuclear problems facing the Trump administration. North Korea has always spoken about nuclear strike threats against the United States. They rattled their swords as they conducted five nuclear tests, two of them just last year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.
The Trump administration has made clear it is reviewing its policy towards North Korea and has said “all options are on the table, including military strikes,” but U.S. officials said non-military action appeared to be at the top of the list.
I am usually a non interventionist, but what should the United States do with a leader who is as unstable as this North Korean dictator appears to be? Perhaps an assassination of its leader? But who would take his place? I certainly don’t want to have America fighting a war in North Korea. I am not going to be able to solve this problem in this article but it is something Americans have to be aware of and our leaders have to be engaged in thinking about solving this problem.
The people of North Korea are scared to death of their regime. They are his victims.