US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War
The United States warned the NKorean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the US Mainland within range.
The Trump Administration has said all options were on the table in dealing with NKorea, including military ones, but that it prefers a diplomatic option.
Wednesday, speaking at an emergency US Security Council meeting, US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned: “If war comes, make no mistake, the NKorean regime will be utterly destroyed.”
Amb. Haley said the United States has asked China to cut off Crude Oil supply to NKorea.
US President Donald Trump has vowed to halt NKorea’s nuclear and missile programs, spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier Wednesday.
China is North Korea’s sole major ally and they share a long border and significant trade.
“We have never sought war with NKorea, and still today we do not seek it. If war does come, it will be because of continued acts of aggression like we witnessed yesterday,” Amb. Haley said.
NKorea said the new missile soared to an altitude of about 4,475 km (2,780 miles) – more than 10X the height of the International Space Station – and flew 950 km (590 miles) during its 53-min flight.
It flew higher and longer than any NKorean missile before, landing in the sea near Japan.
Experts said the new “Hwasong-15” missile theoretically gave NKorea the ability to hit the United States, including the East Coast, although it was not clear whether it could carry a nuclear weapon.
NKorea, which conducted its 6th and largest nuclear bomb test in September, has tested dozens of ballistic missiles under Kim’s leadership in defiance of international sanctions
Rest assured, our Commander-in-Chief is ready, willing and able to destroy NKorea in 1 day.
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