North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has send a warning message to President Donald Trump of United States that he is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”, as it displayed its war arsenal.
According to North Korean politician and military official, serving as a member of the Politburo Presidium and Secretariat of Workers’Choe Ryong-hae “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,”
“We are ready to hit back with nuclear attacks of our own style against any nuclear attacks,”,
The statement was issue on Saturday as DPRK set to marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung.
BBC report that A huge parade in Pyongyang was held amid speculation current leader Kim Jong-un could order a new nuclear test.
On Friday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that “conflict could break out at any moment”, adding that if war occurred there could be no winner.
The United States President Trump stated that North Korea is “looking for trouble” and that he would “solve the problem”.
With concerns that North Korea is getting closer to successfully producing a nuclear arsenal, Saturday’s parade was an opportunity for Mr Kim to broadcast North Korea’s current military capabilities.
On display for the first time were what appeared to be the Pukkuksong submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), which have a range of more than 1,000 km (600 miles).
Weapons analysts said there also appeared to be two new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in canister launchers, but it remains unclear whether they have been tested and Pyongyang has yet to announce it has an operational ICBM.
Pyongyang has claimed to have miniaturized nuclear warheads for use on missiles, though experts have cast doubt on that given the lack of evidence.
Saturday’s military parade made clear how vital the state’s nuclear programme is to its future ambitions, as it continues to ignore growing pressure from the US to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
Vice-President Mike Pence will be in South Korea on Sunday as part of a 10-day Asia trip.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group have also been sent to the Korean peninsula.
“We are sending an armada. Very powerful,” Mr Trump told the Fox Business Network. “He is doing the wrong thing,” he said of Kim Jong-un. “He’s making a big mistake.”
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