By: Alexis Lee, News Writer
Kim Jong-un has warned the United States of a “Great War” as tension has continued to rise between the U.S. and North Korea as concerns for nuclear bomb testing increase.
Last Sunday, North Korea had a failed missile test, and fears for Pyongyang holding a sixth attempt this week have heightened. Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, seems determined to have a successful deployment of a nuclear missile, posing a threat to the American mainland. President Trump later in the week sent the USS Carl Vinsson to the Korean peninsula to display opposition to the totalitarian regime; however, this movement only increased tension between the two nations and surrounding areas.
“The U.S. has now gone seriously mad,” wrote the North Korean media. “However, the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such bluffing.” The media later wrote, “If the U.S. provokes the DPRK even a bit, its army and people will start a great war of justice for national reunification without hesitation.” Daily Mail News reported that the Trump administration warned that all considerations, including a military strike, were ‘on the table’ as an act of prevention toward North Korea’s ambitions.
China and Russia have stood by as they watch the conflict unfold, for the countries are expectant of refugees flooding into the countries if an act of war were to officially initiate. U.S. allies, South Korea and Japan, have also been at the edge of their seats as Kim Jung-un continues to threaten the U.S.
President Trump has now turned to North Korea’s ally and economic lifeline: China. Chinese President Xi does not support Jong-un’s military experimentation, for the nuclear weapons program are in violation of United Nations Council resolutions. However, he reportedly told Trump he hoped all parties would exercise restraint to avoid “aggravating the situation.”
Rod Ardehali, a journalist for Daily Mail News, reported, “North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there’s a chance the country will conduct a nuclear test or a major missile launch around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.”
Trump then sought assistance from new parties in attempt to avidly secure a plan for nuclear protection and prevention. On Monday of last week, he spoke with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It was agreed that Abe would urge North Korea to “refrain from the provocative actions.”