It’s Monday, and North Korea’s juvenile totalitarian leader has issued another threat to President Trump and the United States, implying that he is willing to ramp up its nuclear weapons program to challenge Trump.
In recent months, the rogue authoritarian regime has conducted nine ballistic missile tests (one being a massive failure), and has spewed out fiery rhetoric about their intentions to destroy their neighbors to the south, west, and all the way into the Western Hemisphere.
In a news release from the Korean Central News Agency (via The Korea Herald), the regime made clear its intentions:
“Now that the US is kicking up the overall racket for sanctions and pressure against the DPRK, pursuant to its new DPRK policy called ‘maximum pressure and engagement’, the DPRK will speed up at the maximum pace the measure for bolstering its nuclear deterrence.”
The regime also stated that it is planning on bolstering its “nuclear deterrence” in a very methodical way (albeit, at the whim of their irritable autocrat).
“The DPRK’s measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership.”
In April, tensions reached an historic height with the North Korean leadership implying that a sixth nuclear test could be conducted on April 15, the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung. There was also another possibility of a test on April 25 to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army, but no such tests took place.
The Daily Caller noted that the North may not have conducted any tests because China warned them about further nuclear escalation. North Korea is heavily dependent on China; without Chinese aid, the isolated Communist nation may be in even worse condition than it is now.
Nonetheless, they are not toning down the rhetoric, that’s for sure.
“The DPRK is fully ready to respond to any option taken by the U.S.,” KCNA wrote, adding that the North “will continue to bolster its military capabilities for self-defense and preemptive nuclear attack with the nuclear force as a pivot.”