North Korea Makes Boldest Threat Yet, Could Force Conflict on Peninsula

By: Zack Duvall

 

In an official statement aired-on the state-sponsored North Korean news agency KCNA, Kim Jun Un said his nation was actively considering testing yet another hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

The new round of tough talk from Pyongyang comes after President Trump delivered an extraordinary speech at the U.N. this week in which he promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if the regime continued down the path towards nuclear weapons.

Kim Jun Un took to official channels to call President Trump “mentally deranged” and promised to make the U.S. “pay dearly” for what he called “threats”. However, no precise plans have been announced by either Kim during his statement, or the North Korean military. However, other North Korean officials have also said that a test was possible.

North Korea’s Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho, told reporters during a televised statement in New York this week that North Korea could “certainly consider” a test of the countries hydrogen bomb arsenal of “unprecedented scale” as a result of what he also called “numerous threats” to the isolated nation.

Ho also failed to give any details, or even confirm such a test was set to take place, but many of his talking points were reiterations of those heard during the address by Kim.

Japan has been a very vocal critic of the new round of threats by North Korea, calling them “totally unacceptable” and vowing to take action if it felt its national security was threatened.

Japan, South Korea, Australia and the U.S. all signed an agreement in June that said that any form of North Korean aggression on coalition members in the region would be met with “overwhelming” military force from all agreement member nations.

However, despite that agreement, and crippling new economic sanctions announced this week that has put pressure on even Chinese institutions to cease business with North Korea, Kim Jun Un continues to issue new and, rather outlandish, threats to the U.S. and its allies.

“We (North Korea) will consider the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” Kim said in the statement released Friday.

The statement by the lunatic dictator came just hours after China’s Central Bank had ordered all Chinese banks to no longer do business with the despot or any North Korean entity, a move that further cripples the North’s ability to fund its nuclear and missile programs and shows China’s support for the country is dwindling.

 

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