In Kim Jong Un’s never-ending war of words with the United States President, Donald Trump, and rest of the world, he says North Korea’s nuclear weapon control button is on his desk, and brags to destroy America at will.
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The North Korean leader reiterated claims that he could hit any part of U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, which he said, would be unstoppable and calamitous.
Kim, 33, also said the overwhelming impact of his attack would disorganize and deter Trump’s military from reciprocating with a war.
According to a report from Bloomberg, the North Korean supreme leader also revealed his plans to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.
South Korean news agency, Yonhap, quotes the autocratic leader as saying that he controls the fate of Trump’s nation, and adds that Kim has called for mass production of nuclear warheads aimed at achieving his threats to global peace, particularly with the intention of sparking fear in Mr. Trump’s military and war strategists.
Yonhap said most South Korean television stations stopped broadcasting the speech from DPRK’s autocratic leader before it ended on 1 January 2018.
Barely a year ago, Kim bragged to the world that his country was in its “last stage” of preparations to test their intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) and he ended up firing a total of three.
The DPRK also detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device and fired more than a dozen rockets towards the end of 2017.
South Korea military strategists assessed that the most recent launch of North Korea’s new Hwasong-15 ICBM, the largest and most successful of all, has the capability to reach Washington and anywhere on U.S. mainland. However, an additional analysis would be needed to determine whether the warhead could retreat into the Earth’s atmosphere, experts say.
His New Year Speech to North Korean citizens have, just like other previous ones, set the course for heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Last year witnessed serious war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. The American President repeatedly threatened an all-out military action to stop the rogue state’s nuclear program while his Korean counterpart said “deranged Trump” would “pay dearly” for his overbearing UN speech.
“(Trump) made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors. A frightened dog barks louder,” Kim said at that time.
Kim also described Trump as “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country,” adding that the U.S. president is “a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire.” He also called the Republican leader a “dotard” and threatened to unleash the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.”
In September 2017 Kim said, according a statement released by North’s official Korean Central News Agency, “I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.”
Despite the threats, Mr. Trump has extended an olive branch to the young and intoxicated leader, and has called on him to make a deal on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Last month, the United Nations Security Council approved its strongest sanctions ever on the Pyongyang, a move which North Korea described as an “act of war.”
Mr. Trump recently frowned at the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, for an alleged illicit oil deal with Kim Jong Un despite calls for stricter measures against the Asian nuclear powerhouse. The trade may jeopardize a peaceful resolution to the confrontation, he added although China denied all accusations.