Can the unpredictability of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un lead to a war? For some political analysts, this hypothesis is not excluded. It is possible that the two strong men let themselves go and engage a new world war. For the moment, the United States and North Korea have been content with a war of words. Indeed, for a second consecutive warning, North Korea has threatened to strike the United States with a ballistic missile on the outskirts of Guam.
This declaration by the North Korean authorities was made in response to that of Donald Trump a few days ago. Remember that last Tuesday, Donald Trump had raised the tone following the threat of North Korea bombing the United States. “North Korea will face a power of fire and fury such as the world has never seen if it renews its threats against the United States,” Donald Trump said.
A statement that pushed the number One Korean North to make a new threat statement. Pyongyang once again threatened to strike the United States with ballistic missiles on the outskirts of Guam, an unincorporated territory of the United States that is home to an American naval base and air base.
” Four missiles will be fired simultaneously and will overfly the Japanese prefectures of Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi, ” said General Rak-Gyom. He said that the craft will fly ” 17 minutes and 45 seconds over a distance of 3356.7 km ” and finally crash at sea 30 or 40 km from Guam, that is to say outside the waters Territorial governments.
Faced with this new threat, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) warned Pyongyang on Thursday morning (August 10th) in Seoul that it would pay the high price in the event of an attack on the South or American ally. An unusual warning message from the South Korean army following simple verbal threats from Pyongyang. Sign that the tensions seem to reach a new peak on the Korean Peninsula.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned Kim against any decision that would ” lead to the end of his regime and the destruction of his people .”
He was responding to the Commander of the Korean People’s Army (APC) Strategic Forces, who said that his country was scrutinizing the possibility of firing four intermediate-range ballistic missiles simultaneously.