As the world watches and waits to see what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does on Saturday, the 105th birthday anniversary of the founder of the rogue country, North Korea’s vice foreign minister sent President Donald Trump a chilling threat.
The threat came on Good Friday, a Christian holiday celebrated before Easter Sunday in America. This could certainly shape up to be an interesting Easter weekend. Read on…
President Donald Trump’s tweets are adding fuel to a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.
Vice Minister Han Song Ryol said Pyongyang has determined the Trump administration is “more vicious and more aggressive” than that of Barack Obama. He added that North Korea will keep building up its nuclear arsenal in “quality and quantity” and said Pyongyang is ready to go to war if that’s what Trump wants.
Han said Trump’s tweets have also added fuel to the flames.
Trump posted a tweet Tuesday in which he said the North is “looking for trouble” and reiterated his call for more pressure from Beijing, North Korea’s economic lifeline, to clamp down on trade and strengthen its enforcement of U.N. sanctions to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize.
Trump has threatened that if Beijing isn’t willing to do more to squeeze the North, the U.S. might take the matter into its own hands.
“Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words,” Han said. “It’s not the DPRK but the U.S. and Trump that makes trouble.” North Korea’s official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
He added: “We will go to war if they choose.”
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