Even though North Korea’s missile test was a complete failure, they are continuing to aggravate the U.S. with audacious boasts about ‘ravaging’ the United States.
Trump’s movement of U.S. ships to the Korean peninsula has caused quite a stir among many countries in the surrounding region. The United States and Seoul have also been practicing drills making the North uncomfortable. The North has responded to such movements saying they would ‘pulverize’ U.S. bases and Seoul, South Korea.
North Korea has sent out their propaganda stating that President Trump’s ‘troublemaking’ and ‘aggressive’ tweets are what caused the recent situation between the two countries to escalate. The country also said via Pyongyang’s Vice Minister Han Song Ryol, “we will go to war if they choose.” He then said North Korea wouldn’t stop their nuclear test program. On Monday North Korea also issued a statement saying:
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth.
These statements occurred after Vice President Mike Pence visited the DMZ. CNN’s Dana Bash was live with the Vice President during his visit and captured some compelling video. The video reveals the Vice President walking out to the DMZ and propaganda being blared from speakers coming from North Korea.
South Korea rebuked the North for their strong statements against America and warned North Korea that punishment would come if they continued to perform nuclear tests. China also responded via foreign minister Wang Yi, but took a jab at America in the process:
“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK (Republic of Korea in the South) on one side, and the DPRK ( the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the North) on the other, and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment. If war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no winner.”
Wang later went on to say that whoever stirs up conflict “must assume the historic responsibility and pay the corresponding price.” This seems to be an attack on President Trump’s decision to move U.S. ships to the Korean Peninsula. Many still believe the North will see this as ‘poking the bear.’
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Credit: Daily Mail