On Saturday, the United States flew bombers escorted by fighter jets near the Korean peninsula. The military aircrafts’ flight was the closest it’s been to the DMZ in the 21st century.
The operation was a show of force against North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, as he continues his missile tests.
“The mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat. North Korea’s weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international community. We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies,” said Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White.
As a result of the news and war of words from President Donald Trump, North Korea issued a significant threat to America from one of its delegates who is currently on U.S. soil.
While at the United Nations, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said nothing will stop North Korea from developing capabilities to hit the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons.
According to the Independent:
Mr. Trump’s insults make “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said during a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Mr. Ri said that recent economic sanctions placed on his country by the UN, and the United States, will do very little to deter his country’s plans to develop a nuclear force capable of hitting the US mainland.
The last thing Trump said about North Korea was that it will be “tested like never before.” The president has yet to make any comment regarding the threat made by Ri Yong Ho at the U.N.