(National Sentinel) Tweet War: President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday tweeted a warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the U.S. nuclear arsenal was vastly superior to his, and that it was fully capable of destroying his country.
In his tweet, Trump also took a swipe at living conditions in the hermit nation, which are purportedly bad for a majority of the population, especially when it comes to Kim feeding his people.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” the president tweeted.
Trump’s threat comes following a New Year’s Day speech from Kim to his nation, in which he warned, “The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table.”
He added that the U.S. can “never start a war against me and our country,” insisting his nuclear weapons are now a reality, not merely a threat.
However, the UK’s Daily Mail reported, despite the heated rhetoric, North Korea announced it has reactivated hotline with South Korea to discuss attendance at the upcoming Winter Olympics to be hosted by the South.
The hotline was shut down by the North in February 2016 as retaliation against the closing of Kaesong, a border factory town that was jointly operated by the two Koreas.
Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that Washington would not take seriously any talks between the North and South that Kim proposed during his recent speech if they did not result in Pyongyang abandoning its nuclear weapons.
She also warned the North against future missile tests, adding that U.S. intelligence believes Pyongyang is preparing another one.
“I hope that doesn’t happen. But if it does, we must bring even tougher measures to bear against the North Korean regime,” she said.
As for Kim’s threat about the U.S. not being able to attack his country, it’s possible he was referring to a directive issued by the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, that pledged further support to the North Korean regime.
On Tuesday the Washington Free Beacon reported that the secret directive had been drawn up in September. The plans calls on China “to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document,” the site reported.
It also states that if the “U.S. rushes to war” against North Korea, “our country, Russia, and others will absolutely not look on the chaotic situation on the Korean Peninsula without taking any action.”
The document also includes a stern warning to Pyongyang that failure to end its nuclear testing would likely result in disaster for Kim and his regime.
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