President-elect Donald Trump says NO North Korean nuclear bomb will touch the US, ‘It won’t happen’ he said in response to Kim Jong-un’s claim of an upcoming ICBM test.
In just over two weeks Donald Trump will become America's 45th president. As the day draws closer it appears that all of the forces against him have aligned to prevent the official inauguration from happening at all cost. However the efforts have been to no avail and North Korea's Kim Jong-un's recent claim appears to be headed in the same direction. The Guardian reported on Trump's recent reaction,
‘It won’t happen’: president-elect dismisses Kim Jong-un’s claim of an upcoming ICBM test but says Beijing ‘won’t help’ bring the regime to heel
Donald Trump has said no North Korean nuclear bomb will reach the US mainland, a day after the regime in Pyongyang claimed it was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US. It won’t happen!” Trump tweeted.
“China has been taking out massive amounts of money and wealth from the US in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!”
In a televised new year’s address, the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, stated:
“We are in the final stages of test-launching the intercontinental ballistic missile,” he said, adding that North had “soared as a nuclear power” after a year in which he oversaw two nuclear tests and the test-firing of around 20 ballistic missiles.
It is reported that Kim also stated that his country had become a “military power of the east that cannot be touched by even the strongest enemy”.
While Kim did not refer to Trump, he called on Washington to make a “resolute decision to withdraw its anachronistic hostile North Korea policy”.
After these statements from the North Korea ruler, speculations of a long-range missile test performed to coincide with his his birthday on January 8th or during the inauguration days. Thougth Trump's plans in dealing with North Korea are not yet laid out clearly, he has described Kim as a “maniac”.
North Korea is thought to be some way off developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the US, but some experts said Kim’s ICBM claims should be taken seriously, citing the progress that has been made since he became leader in late 2011.
Article by The Guardian / TRUNEWS summary.