On May 1, North Korea warned of carrying out a nuclear test at any time and any location. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's announcement has sparked tension in the region as it has fuelled the ongoing conflict between the US and North Korea.
With this announcement, North Korea appears to have made its intention clear, that is, to strengthen its forces and take on the might of the US forces. There are signs that North Korea must be preparing for a range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test. Again, sending jitters in the area and worsening the relations, and creating even more unrest in the world. In response to this, USA refuses to rule out a military strike! Gosh! We can see more disturbance coming! Amongst all this, North Korea has been taking wide leaps in building a missile capable of delivering a warhead to the continental United States.
Read on to get more insight into this deadly plan.
There have been signs of North Korea preparing for a sixth nuclear test or a long-range missile launch. This has been the reason for tension running across the Korean peninsula. In response to this, Washington expressed the possibility of a military strike.
"Pyongyang is fully ready to respond to any option taken by the US. The regime will continue bolstering its preemptive nuclear attack capabilities unless Washington scrapped its hostile policies," an official statement issued by North Korea's foreign ministry stated.
In the last 11 years, North Korea carried out five nuclear tests. North Korea appears to be closing in on the dream of its leader Kim Jong-un to build a powerful missile that can target the United States.
North Korea tried flexing its muscle but its missile test failed on Saturday. This move from Pyongyang came just moments after Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, pushed the UN Security Council to make more attempts to prevent North Korea from continuing with its weapons programme.
President Trump reacted to this warning from North Korea and expressed his displeasure. He said he won't rule out a military action against North Korea, if they conduct another nuclear test, as it won't make him happy.
"I would not be happy," Trump said on CBS's Face the Nation in an interview that was aired on Sunday. "If he does a nuclear test, I will not be happy. And I can tell you also, I don't believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either."
Trump added, "But so far, perhaps nothing happened and perhaps it has. This was a small missile. This was not a big missile. This was not a nuclear test, which he was expected to do three days ago. We'll see what happens."
Since Trump's inauguration, North Korea has launched nine missiles.