As two school yard bullies square up to each other, with no thought for their own citizens the world is on the brink of world war…
Kim Jong-Un is without doubt mad and wants conflict with the US, leaving President Trump too clumsy to handle the situation properly.
Tension around the world has reached new heights as Kim Jong-Un after his first successful test of an ICBM capable of hitting Alaska – as America and South Korea respond with their own ballistic missile drill, as the North Korean leader seems to be hell bent on causing war.
Kim Jong-Un is deliberately pushing President Trump into a corner and the only outcome can only end in Trump retaliating, which could pull the whole world into conflict.
As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un bragged about sending more “gifts” to U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea and the U.S. announced Wednesday they had conducted a joint ballistic-missile drill in waters off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.
According to Bloomberg, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling North Korea’s actions a “new escalation of the threat” to the U.S. and its allies, the UN is set to issue a condemnation of the missile test, which comes in defiance of international sanctions. Still, with China and South Korea also calling for caution, and urging fresh efforts to entice North Korea to talks, the prospects for strong action appear limited.
Kim’s progress toward acquiring missiles that can carry a nuclear warhead to the U.S. mainland also show how efforts to rein him in — from international sanctions to U.S. and Chinese pressure — have not worked. Even so, Tillerson called for “global action” to stop a “global threat.”
Washington (AFP) reported- North Korea has test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time, the United States confirmed Tuesday as it warned of an escalating threat from Pyongyang and insisted America would never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea.
Reuters reported North Korea said on Wednesday its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a large nuclear warhead, triggering a call by Washington for global action to hold it accountable for pursuing nuclear weapons.
N. Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for US, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea delighted in the international furor created by its first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never give up its missiles or nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more “gift packages” of weapons tests.
The NY Times reported when President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Twitter in early January that a North Korean test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States “won’t happen!” there were two things he still did not fully appreciate: how close Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, was to reaching that goal, and how limited any president’s options were to stop him.
The ensuing six months have been a brutal education for President Trump. With North Korea’s launch on Tuesday of what the administration confirmed was an intercontinental ballistic missile, the country has new reach. Experts said the North Koreans had crossed a threshold — if just barely — with a missile that could potentially strike Alaska.
Pyongyang said earlier the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had reached an altitude of 2,802km (1,731 miles) and flew 933km for 39 minutes before hitting a target in the sea.
North Korea, it said, was now “a full-fledged nuclear power that has been possessed of the most powerful inter-continental ballistic rocket capable of hitting any part of the world”, according to the BBC.