This new statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could worsen tensions between North Korea and the United States. While US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a few days ago that the United States is ready to engage with Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, has insisted on making a new statement described by several observers as incendiary. .
According to the official KCNA news agency, the number one North Korean has promised to emerge victorious from the “ showdown ” against the United States thanks to a nuclear arsenal that is advancing rapidly. He assured that his country would “go ahead victoriously to become the strongest nuclear and military power in the world ”.
For the North Korean leader “ The national defense industry will continue to develop and we will win the victory in the showdown with the imperialists and the United States ”.
It must be said that North Korea constantly worries international opinion with its nuclear weapons. It is recalled that on November 29, Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching major US cities. A few weeks later, the Pentagon tested an F-35 fighter equipped with a state-of-the-art system to track ballistic missiles fired by North Korea.
Obviously, the war between the two countries is limited to the power of armament. Meanwhile, the major powers are trying to find a solution to the crisis resulting from the acceleration of nuclear and ballistic programs of North Korea. The UN Security Council has imposed eight trains of sanctions to convince the North Korean to give up, but the country of Kim Jong Un does not back down.
US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson recently said the United States is ready to sit at the negotiating table “without preconditions” . A new position that the United States is forced to adopt in view of the stubbornness of North Korea. It will be remembered that the Americans first indicated that dialogue could only be initiated if Korea started the process of denuclearization.