Today North Korea made an extremely objectionable statement when they said that U.S. President Donald Trump has “lit the wick of war” with North Korea. This news has been confirmed by Russia’s TASS news agency quoted North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho as saying on Wednesday.
“With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us,” TASS quoted Ri as saying. “We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.”
The North Korea vs US rhetoric has picked pace in the past few weeks. It threatens to destabilise the global balance. Both countries have, in the recent weeks, exchanged verbal volleys prompting comments from Japan and China too. US President Donald Trump has called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” while Pyongyang has likened the US President to a “barking dog”.
Despite their disagreements in the recent past over nuclear tests, China is North Korea’s go-to friend when it comes to business. North Korea imported 85 percent of its goods worth USD 3.47 billion from China in 2015. In the same year, North Korea exported about 83 percent of goods worth USD 2.83 billion to the manufacturing superpower.
Back to the latest updates, US Navy aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is conducting drills with a Japanese warship in waters around Okinawa southwest of the Korean peninsula, Japan’s military said on Wednesday. The exercise comes amid heightened tension with North Korea as the US holds air drills in the region with B1-B bombers flown from Guam.
North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent weeks as it advances quickly toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland.
The two Air Force B-1B bombers were joined by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.
After entering South Korean airspace, the two bombers carried out air-to-ground missile drills in waters off the east coast of South Korea, then flew over the South to waters near China to repeat the drill, the military said.
The foreign minister told TASS that his country was getting close to achieving its goal of assembling a nuclear arsenal.
Whether North Korea will launch a nuclear missile attack on the US mainland is best left to its conscience. A potential offensive against the world’s most powerful military, however, raises a question: Can the US protect itself from such an occurrence?