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U.S. official warns of growing threat from North Korea

U.S. official warns of growing threat from North Korea

Currently, North Korea is only a few months away from obtaining the capability to hit USA with a nuclear weapon and must be controlled, a us envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang's diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a "charm offensive" that fooled no one.

The editorial goes on to accuse Trump of laying the ground work in the minds of the public for military action against North Korea, which is one accusation that many America pundits have echoed.

US Ambassador Robert Wood, also at that conference, insisted everything was North Korea's fault, but did not appear to contest the idea that the US was gearing up for such a sneak attack.

Experts have warned that a massive loss of life could occur in South Korea should the United States attempt to attack North Korea with a pre-emptive strike. "It is a warning to Pyongyang that the USA will continue to push for a hard-line policy on it unless it stops nuclear and missile provocations". It has toned down its threats lately, with its preparations for its participation in the Winter Olympics this month in South Korea.

North Korea is under tightening U.N. Security Council sanctions for its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claims North Korea, "doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language".

Asked how long Kim could strike the US, Pompeo said a "handful of months".

"We are in contact with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees".

U.S. Marines engaged in street fighting during the liberation of Seoul, circa late September 1950.

North Korea is highly sensitive to the worldwide community addressing its human rights situation because the communist state sees it as a threat to its regime's survival, he added. Why would the leadership in Pyongyang assess that this time around would be any different?

Judging by the North Korean response, Trump may have struck a nerve.

Pyongyang would have a compelling incentive to retaliate early with any nuclear reserve that survived a U.S. first strike. "They are increasing the chance that nuclear weapons might be used in a conflict". The editorial said that Trump's back would be broken if "one clump of grass" was touched in North Korea. This will be reflected in a hair-trigger launch posture if it perceives an imminent threat. A new USA nuclear policy review outlined last week "reaffirms that North Korea's illicit nuclear program must be completely, verifiably, and irreversibly eliminated, resulting in a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons", he said in the forum. While the appalling humanitarian consequences of this don't need to be spelt out, the strategic illogic of the arguments advocating a first strike must be continually reinforced.


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