As the situation on the Korean plateau has reached the “touch-and-go point”, North Korea has warned that a nuclear war may break out at any time.
According to media reports, the country’s deputy UN ambassador, Kim In-ryong, told the UN general assembly’s disarmament committee that Pyongyang has the right to possess defense nuclear weapons. He added that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the US since the 1970s.
Meanwhile, Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, said that his diplomatic efforts to relax the tensed relations with North Korea will continue “until the first bomb drops”.
He averred that US President, Donald Trump, has instructed him to try and reduce stress between the two countries through diplomatic efforts.
Recently, North Korea had called on its citizens to be ready for a nation-wide struggle against “war thirsty” Donald Trump and his “gangster-like moves for domination and aggression.”
“The US gangster-like moves for domination, subjugation, aggression and war are getting even more reckless and dangerous in the wake of the frenzy of war-thirsty (US President Donald) Trump who spat out the remarks of ‘total destruction of North Korea’ without hesitation,” state-run KCNA agency quoted a spokesman for the National Peace Committee of North Korea as saying.
The tension between the two nations has escalated as North Korea continues to develop and threaten the use of its nuclear weapons.