North Korea Media Warns U.S.
On Tuesday, North Korea’s media warned of a nuclear attack on the United States if there are any additional signs of aggression from America. President Donald Trump, who was urged China to help rein in North Korea, responded to this message.
Trump said North Korea was “looking for trouble,” and that the United States would “solve the problem” whether or not China got involved in helping. Tensions continue to rise as the U.S. sends military ships to the Korean peninsula.
There’s a chance North Korea could begin a sixth nuclear test.
According to Yahoo:
“North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the United States. “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the U.S. mainland,” it said.
“South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn warned of “greater provocations” by North Korea and ordered the military to intensify monitoring and to ensure close communication with the United States.”
North Korea Considers Nuclear Tests
“South Korean officials took pains to quell talk in social media of an impending security crisis or outbreak of war. “We’d like to ask precaution so as not to get blinded by exaggerated assessment about the security situation on the Korean peninsula,” Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun said.
“Saturday is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country’s founding father and grandfather of current ruler, Kim Jong Un. A military parade is expected in the North’s capital, Pyongyang, to mark the day. North Korea often also marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities in breach of U.N. Security Council resolutions.”