Following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s failed missile launch on Wednesday coupled with the four ballistic missiles fired into the sea of Japan early this March, U.S president Donald Trump has promised to crack down on North Korea as they now pose a very serious threat to world peace and order.
But reacting to claims by the Trump administration to use ‘military action’ if necessary on North Korea following recent visits by secretary of state [Rex Tillerson] to Japan, South Korea and China,
North Korea has claimed they don’t fear any new U.S sanctions, and Choe Myong-nam, deputy ambassador at the DPRK (North Korean) mission to the United Nations in Geneva said ‘Supreme leader’ Kim Jong-un is developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that will be tested soon.
Reacting to Donald Trump’s plans to inflict more drastic measures to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat, Choe said;
“I think this is stemming from the visit by the secretary of state [Rex Tillerson] to Japan, South Korea and China … We of course are not afraid of any act like that,”
“Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference.“ Choe told Reuters.
North Korea claims their missile tests is a result of plans by Japan, South Korea and the U.S to invade their country soon, saying Rex Tillerson’s visit to their neighbors was mostly about using military action on North Korea.
“All he (Rex Tillerson) was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK,” Choe said.
‘North Korea rejects claims by Washington and Seoul that the military drills are defensive. They involve strategic nuclear bombers and a nuclear submarine that recently entered South Korean ports’, he said.
“In the light of such huge military forces involved in the joint military exercises, we have no other choice but to continue with our full acceleration of the nuclear programmes and missile programmes. It is because of these hostile activities on the part of the United States and South Korea.”
“We strengthen our national defence capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece,” Choe said.
Chloe meanwhile refused to to give technical details of North Korea’s latest rocket test even though his country called it the ‘greatest historical event’ that would lead to “fruitful outcomes”.
“I can tell you for sure that the inter-continental ballistic rockets of the DPRK will be launched at any time and at any place as decided by our Supreme Leadership,” Choe said.
Military analysts believe it won’t be long before North Korea masters the technology of making an ICBM (Inter continental ballistic missilie) to hit the United States as they have already mastered the process of getting the missile powered.
“The United States has been talking about launching pre-emptive strikes at North Korea,” Choe said. “And we have been prepared to deter, to counter-attack such attacks on the part of the United States.
“We would utilise every possible means in our hands and the inter-continental ballistic rocket is one of them.”