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After test firing the second ICBM in July, Kim Jong Un of North Korea claimed that their ICBMs can now hit US mainland. Tension between US and North Korea has escalated sharply since then.
Last Saturday the United Nations Security Council (UN) imposed new sanctions against North Korea for defying the ban on testing of missiles and nuclear bombs.
The UN sanctions which is led by UN will bar North Korea from exporting coal, minerals and sea food valued at more than $1 billion.
In response to the tough sanctions, on Sunday Kim decried the sanctions as a rampant violation of their sovereignty and a challenge to their republic.
Kim also threatened ‘decisive justice‘ and that North Korea will revenge “thousand folds” on the US and would not negotiate over their nuclear program as long as US anti-DPRK stance and nuclear threat exist.
According to CNBC news, North Korea is said to have completed manufacturing nuclear warheads small and light enough to be fitted on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
Coupled with this new revelation, on Tuesday, President Trump warns North Korea that any future threats from them will be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
The “War of Words” continues…
The “fire and fury” statement by President Trump evoked a strong statement from North Korea.
North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, described Trump’s threat as a “load of nonsense”.
In a statement from the North Korean news agency (KCNA), North Korea threatened a missile strike at Guam by mid-August. The plan to launch four intermediate range missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam is awaiting the “go-ahead” from Kim Jong Un. The missile will target an area about 30 – 40 km from Guam.
Guam is an tiny island in the western Pacific Ocean, which is a US territory used by US as a naval and military base. It is 2,100 miles south of North Korea, 1,600 miles south of Japan and 4,000 miles west of Hawaii.
Will North Korea dare to carry out the threat to shoot an ICBM near Guam?
Will this “war of words” escalate into “The Third World War” ?