US-North Korea Conflict– With unprecedented tension the world looks on as US and North Korea throw their weight around with nuclear weapons and sophisticated missiles.
North Korea has warned that its army is on “maximum alert” for any invasive step from the United states. The announcement was made after Mike Pence’s recent visit to South Korea.
US-North Korea Conflict has existed since the Korean war of 1950-53.
Report says that the war was so intense that it did not end in a peace treaty but in a ceasefire. In other words the war could start off after a while.
Since the assumption of Trump as the POTUS, the US-North Korea conflict has escalated.
After the missile launch in Syria a couple of weeks ago, the US strategically mounted their war ships on North Korean borders. The presence of the warships sent a message to North Korea.
Meanwhile the Asian country in question has been recklessly flouting international laws against nuclear weapons.
Against the ban on the production and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea constantly tests nuclear weapons.
Coming from a government official, the country will continue with its weekly testings. Reason? They do not want to be caught off guards by a nation like the United States.
They claim that testing these dangerous nuclear weapons is in the interest of national security.
Over the weekend US Vice President, Mike Pence visited South Korea to assure them of their solidarity. That same day, North Korea reportedly unsuccessfully launched a nuclear weapon. The missile blew up immediately after the launch.
The VP during the sensitive visit says that the US is ready to trash it out with North Korea.
“The people of North Korea, the military of North Korea should not mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our allies,”
“The era of strategic patience is over.”
“All options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea,”
In an exclusive interview with Aljazeera, Sin Hong-chol, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, says they are ready for US.
“The time of dictating orders by brandishing the US military might has gone. If those businessmen in power in the US thought of intimidating us by any military or sanction threats – as the [Barack] Obama administration used to do and failed – they will soon find out such threats are useless,”
“The nuclear weapon in our possession is not illusion; it is not a commodity that may be traded for American dollars – nor is it for sale. So it cannot be put on the negotiating table with the aim to rip it off,”
From Pence’s tough utterances it was drawn that the US could executive a possible pre-emptive strike.
In reaction to that, North Korea’s Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol said:
“If the US is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method,”
According to US Defence Secretary James Mattis, the US is also working closely with China to engage North Korea.