Did World War 3 Just Start?
For some reason the World is still handling North Korea as a Diplomatic issue when clearly it is a Military problem, a self proclaimed enemy state that has sold weapons to terrorists in the past now has Nuclear weapons.
It has to be time to act before the entire world regrets its political correctness.
North Korea’s foreign minister said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump has declared war against his country and Pyongyang holds the right to self-defense.
Last week saw an escalation in tensions between Washington and Pyongyang after Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in the event of an attack on the U.S or its allies.
Kim retorted that he would consider the “highest-level” countermeasures, which Ri said could involve the most powerful detonation of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
On Saturday, the U.S. flew bombers off North Korea’s eastern coast in a show of force.
Soon after, Ri told the U.N. General Assembly a strike on the U.S. mainland was “inevitable” as Trump called Kim “Little Rocket Man.”
“For the past few days, the U.N. and the international community earnestly wished that the North Korea-U.S. war of words would not lead to action,” Ri said. “But last weekend, Trump ultimately declared war by saying again that our leadership will not last long.”
Trump tweeted over the weekend that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his regime “won’t be around much longer.”
“It is clearly a declaration of war because those were words by an incumbent American president,” Ri Yong-ho told reporters in front of his hotel in New York. “As long as the U.S. has declared war, from now on, even if U.S. strategic bombers don’t fly into our airspace, we will hold all the rights to self-defense, including the right to shoot them down at a time of our discretion.”
He added: “We will see then who lasts longer.”
Russia and China have repeatedly called for a ‘double-freeze’ solution to the crisis, in which the United States ceases its drills with South Korea in exchange for the North suspending its weapons programs. However, Washington has not accepted the proposal, saying it has every right to carry out exercises with its allies.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of North Koreans held a rally on Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang to denounce President Trump, in which students marched, chanting slogans and holding banners, proclaiming their willingness to stand behind leader Kim Jong-un.
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