North Korea continues to pose a global threat as it has announced the continuance of nuclear weaponry development on Friday, in response to the latest agreement from Japanese, the U.S. and South Korean leaders. The pledge made on Friday by these countries’ leaders is set to stop North Korea’s further nuclear weapons manufacturing or purchasing.
North Korea’s military confirmed they launched a missile into the sea off the country’s east coast. It’s worthy to remember that North Korea is acting in spite of being heavily sanctioned by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Early on 2016, North Korea started to test nuclear weapons, following a test including targeted missiles in February.
After North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un conducted its latest test in February, he made some wild allegations targeting the United States. The city of Manhattan was the focus of alert as North Korea claimed it could burn the city down to ashes over a month ago. In response to the threats made to the city of Manhattan, the United Nations called for North Korea’s leader and senior officials to be prosecuted for committing crimes against humanity, according to Reuters.
As reported by the state’s television in the People’s Republic of North Korea, Pyongyang’s arsenal of deadly weaponry also includes a hydrogen bomb able to wipe out New York City. This finding makes North Korea even more dangerous for world leaders to deal with, as Kim Jong-un seems to be preparing himself for a war of colossal proportions.
Nevertheless, South Korean, U.S. and Japan leaders set the main goal to prevent North Korea from advancing its nuclear weaponry programs. South Korean President Park Geun-hye had a meeting along with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this week to address the problematic with North Korea.
Kim Jong-un won’t back down
Even though Kim Jon-un has made clear he won’t listen nor oblige any sanctions made by the United Nations, the three countries have pledged solidarity amongst themselves.
Nuclear testing poses a national threat for the United States and worldwide considering that North Korea has drifted towards isolation and its leader believes everyone is an enemy. At the moment, North Korea is focusing large amounts of resources to developing nuclear weapons, as well as other weapons of mass destruction, said Marzuki Darusman to the U.N Human Rights Council.
While the country isn’t involved in any war or situation that could require such weaponry, there’s a sense of impending conflict, as North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons at will. With threats coming fluently from North Korea on Seoul and Washington D.C., the U.S. will have to take extreme measures if it ever encounters with imminent danger by its radical leader. And considering that it is well known that North Korea has the ballistic missiles and artillery enough to pose a threat, preventive measures are certainly being taken already.