As tensions escalate due to an increasingly aggressive North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence made it clear that the U.S.’ “era of strategic patience is over” in regard to the rogue nation. Now, North Korea has responded with big threats.
Pence announces end to Obama era North Korea policy. After discussing the actions of North Korea that have led to this point, Pence made it clear that the U.S. will no longer continue the policy of the Obama era when he announced on Monday that the “era of strategic patience is over.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 17, 2017
North Korea responds.During a news conference Monday at the United Nations about “the consideration of non-proliferation in the DPRK to be held in the Security Council on April 28,” Ambassador Kim In-ryong, North Korea’s Permanent UN Representative, leveled a major threat, Zero Hedge reported.
“It has been created dangerous situation in which the thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and pose a serious threat to the world’s peace and security, to say nothing of those of northeast Asia,” he said.
He then singled out the United States: “We will hold the U.S. accountable.”
What does this mean? These threats, coupled with North Korea’s escalating aggressive actions, mean that there is serious concern about what the rogue nation might do.
While it seems absolutely insane for the country to keep pushing, we’re not talking about a country with sane leadership here, and if they feel that they are backed into a corner, who knows what they might do?
It also means that the U.S., China, and others will have some important decisions to make as to what they plan to do in regard to this increasingly dangerous situation.