Kim’s threat for “US and puppets total destruction” meets by Trump’s “only one thing will work”
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un administration have been raising war of words with each passing day. On Saturday Pyongyang’s denouncement of the “US and the puppet forces” was met with Trump’s “only one thing will work” comment without elaborating.
According to KCNA watch, spokesman of Pyongyang based Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK on Saturday denounced the US and the puppet forces for seeking to introduce massive US nuclear strategic assets into South Korea and its vicinity while trumpeting about “expansion of cyclic deployment”, taken aback by the nuclear might of the DPRK for self-defence.
The statement referred to the recent US and South Korea Summit at UN General Assembly held on September 21 and said “The evil cycle of escalation of tension persists and the danger of the outbreak of a nuclear war mounts on the Korean peninsula.”
North Korea further said “The U.S. strategic assets that were deployed on the Korean peninsula will be the first target of destruction by the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK which has the U.S. mainland across the Pacific within their striking range and the puppet forces will face total destruction.”
Reacting to the North Korea’s tough talking, President Trump tweeted Saturday that 25 years of agreements with North Korea have failed “making fools” of the US negotiators. Then he added that “only one thing will work.”
Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
...hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
Due to its geographical location, Pyongyang is 15:30 hours ahead of Washington giving enough time to US leaders to react to North Korean statements the very same day.
Recently President Trump, in one of his tweets, said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time” in trying to probe North Korea’s willingness to talk. The comment came when Tillerson returned from a meeting with a top Chinese official.
Defence Secretary James Mattis also supported Secretary of State preferring diplomacy to resolve the North Korea issue. Mattis was quoted saying, “The defence department supports fully Secretary Tillerson’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution, but remains focused on defence of the United States and our allies.”
However, US President Donald Trump, while speaking at UN General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the US or any of its allies calling Kim as “Rocket Man who is on a suicide mission.” However, Kim responded by calling Trump a “mentally deranged dotard”.
North Korea has, during recent months, has tested several intercontinental ballistic missiles and biggest nuclear weapon. Pyongyang also sent two missiles to Pacific Ocean overflying northern Japan. South Korea and Japan are US allies while China and Russia have been instrumental in delaying any military intervention against North Korea. However, Beijing has recently halted trading goods and capped oil supplies to Pyongyang.