North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons this year has the world on edge.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says they may be just months away from developing a nuke capable of hitting the U.S.
And now North Korea just issued a direct threat that shows just how unhinged the regime has become.
A North Korean diplomat speaking in Moscow said they view any further sanctions from the U.N. Security Council as a declaration of war.
“We will respond to fire with fire,” the official was quoted as saying.
Furthermore, Pyongyang has no plans to talk with Washington, D.C. about its nuclear program and that the U.S. would “have to put up with” a nuclear North Korea.
As North Korea increased its missile testing this year, sanctions have increased.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reported receiving a letter they called a “rant,” which shows the sanctions are working.
The letter, they said, called on the Australian government to distance itself from the Trump administration.
The BBC reports on the letter:
The one-page letter was sent via North Korea’s embassy in Indonesia and attributed to the Foreign Affairs Committee of Pyongyang’s Supreme People’s Assembly.
It urges other governments to turn away from the “heinous and reckless moves of the Trump administration”, reiterating that the US could be responsible for a “horrible nuclear disaster”.
Mr Turnbull said North Korea was responsible for escalating tensions by “threatening to fire nuclear missiles at Japan and South Korea and the United States”.
“They have sent [the letter] to a lot of other countries, like a circular letter,” Mr Turnbull told local radio station 3AW.
The latest statements and actions by Rocket Man show North Korea is feeling the pressure Trump and the UN Security Council have put on the country.
But still, the question remains on what a diplomatic solution would look like.
What are your thoughts?
Is North Korea crazy enough to launch a nuke toward Guam or America’s regional allies?
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