President Trump warns North Korea that ‘all options are on the table’ for US in response to North Korea’s test-launch of ballistic missile over the Hokkaido island in northern Japan into sea as a display of power and force.
“Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table,”
The escalating tension between North Korea and South Korea resulted from annual military exercises of US and South Korea’s forces. The military preparations angered Pyongyang which visions the preparations as a sign of war and invasion.
Kim Jong Un has been defying US sanctions for quite a long time now by conducting missile tests in dozens. The test-launch of missile over Japan was unusual and uncalled for move.
Trump had been warning US former president, Obama, against North Korean future nuclear threats. Moreover, he tweeted often, in past, that if he will become the president, he will put an end to North Korean progress.
Trump has declared that North Korea’s signal is ‘loud and clear’ and has determined to stop the development of nuclear missiles by North Korea any further:
“This regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior.”
Earlier President Trump called for China to join them in their battle against North Korea. When China did not respond to Mr. Trump’s invitations, he has decided to fight the battle on its own.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, agreed with Trump’s perspective that North Korea is posing grave and growing threat to Japan, United States and South Korea.
North Korea’s Response to Trump
North Korea is strengthening its position as a nuclear power against US and South Korea. Rodong Sinmun said,
“The U.S. should know that it can neither browbeat the DPRK(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) with any economic sanctions and military threats and blackmail nor make the DPRK flinch from the road chosen by itself”
North Korea is well-aware of US designs to threaten and attack its enemies and is not going to give up on its weapons. The diplomatic solutions being offered by US are not being entertained by North Korea at any cost.
History reveals that US has been at war with North since the 1950-53 conflict that ended up in a truce rather than peace treaty. Last year, North Korea conducted two nuclear-bomb tests. Relations between US and North Korea further worsened when in reaction to North Korea’s missile tests of July, Security Council forced new sanctions on North Korea,