The Ruckus With North Korea
• A ‘perfect success’ for Kim Jon-Un’s nuclear test
• Donald Trump’s first address to United Nations; threatens to annihilate ‘North Korea’
North Korea on September 3, 2017 conducted its sixth and the largest nuclear test. Following the test, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes was reported. The test has invited a lot of criticism from various countries.
The government claims it is a hydrogen bomb which is around four to five times stronger than the bomb dropped on Japan’s Nagasaki in 1945, reported Aljazeera.
Donald trump condemned the attack in a series of tweets saying that the ‘words and actions’ of the North Korean regime are ‘hostile and dangerous to the United States’. He further tweeted that, he is thinking about ‘stopping any trade with any country that supports North Korea.’
Earlier this year, North Korea threatened to launch a nuclear missile in the ‘heart of the US’ if, the United States kept on meddling with the Pyongyang government. Kim Jon-Un led government blamed the United States of ‘trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war’.
Following the valiant attack, United States President, Donald Trump and North Korea have engaged in a war of words. The latter threatened to ‘reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness’.
During his first address to the United Nations on September 19, in response to the North Korea’s nuclear tests, Trump said “The US has great strength and patience, if it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies; we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
In his 41minute long speech, seeking support from other countries, the president added “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.” Directly targeting Kim Jom-Un, he said “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
Trump’s speech however, received mixed reactions from the audience, while some expressed their support; there were others who showed their disapproval.
The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations had walked out before Trump’s speech started, reported CNBC
Kim Jon Un is attempting to run the world in the same undemocratic way, he is administering his own particular nation. Working in accord to his own impulses, he can be genuine danger to the whole world. Trump then again, overlooks subtlety, when in wrath and anger. However, Alienating one nation may not be of much help. It is a now or never circumstance or the whole world may move towards its mass destruction.