Heavy tension as US set to defy CHINA, RUSSIA, vows to show its military might to the world, denuclearize North Korea
THE hermit kingdom of North Korea on Saturday vowed to launch ”full-out war” with nukes as the United States Supercarrier Carl Vinson arrives the Korean peninsula in a few days as possible military confrontation builds up in the region.
Meanwhile, the North Korea Foreign Ministry has warned the US in a statement that ”Now that we possess mighty nuclear power to protect ourselves from US nuclear threat, we will respond without the slightest hesitation to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike, and we will emerge victor in the final battle with the United States.”
Also commenting on the arrival of US Supercarrier in the tense Korea peninsula, the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reiterated North Korea firm resolve to launch a pre-emptive strike at the slightest provocation.
It read in part: “The US has now gone seriously mad. It is mulling frightening the DPRK and achieving something with nuclear strategic bombers, nuclear carriers, etc. However, the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such bluffing,” it said, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic Republic of Korea.
“Under the situation where the US hurts the DPRK by force of arms, we have nothing to be bound to. The DPRK will answer to such war moves and provocations with a pre-emptive strike of its own style and a great war of justice for national reunification.”
Reacting, Pence renewed US calls for Beijing to use its “unique” position to bring Pyongyang to heel and vowed that the US will show its military might to the world by denuclearizing the defiant North Korea by force if need be while urging China to do more.
He said, “The steps we’re seeing China take, in many ways unprecedented steps, bringing economic pressure to bear on North Korea are very welcome,” Pence said. “We do believe China can do more.”
Meanwhile, the US officials have repeatedly warned with all the emphasis at their command that “all options are on the table including military strikes to curb the North’s nuclear ambitions, any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an effective and overwhelming response.”