It appears N. Korea is hell-bent on acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities. Tensions between the U.S. and the communist regime continue to grow stronger despite the threat of tougher sanctions.
North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.
This includes developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), said Choe Myong Nam, deputy ambassador at the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
Reuters has previously reported that President Trump is preparing to impose sweeping sanctions as part of a larger plan to curb the threat from N. Korea’s pursuit of nuclear technology. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, recently released a propaganda video showing a U.S. Navy vessel between destroyed by a missile attack.
“I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea, and China…We of course, are not afraid of any act like that,” Choe told Reuters. Japan has been on…
Japan recently held their first mock evacuation in the preparation of a missile attack from North Korea. CNN reported on the drill:
The children are playing duck-duck-goose with their teacher outside their elementary school when the siren suddenly blares. On cue, teachers and students drop to the ground and wait for further instructions.
“This is a drill,” a voice echoes over a loudspeaker throughout the town. “A missile has been launched.”
Moments later, the entire school body runs from the athletic field into the school gym. They are joined by elderly volunteers, who line up in rows next to the children seated quietly on the wooden floor.