Chinese officials have issued a stark warning that WWIII is imminent as the United States is set to intervene in North Korea as Kim Jong-un prepares another nuclear test, despite warnings from the international community.
The North Korean regime has ignored sanctions from the UN over the nuclear testing and concerns are mounting as the hermit nation prepares further missile launches in defience of warnings from the US that their ‘strategic patience’ was over, with North Korea declaring that their preparations for war with the US are complete instead of complying.
There is now specualtion that President Trump is about to launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea before Kim Jon-un’s nuclear testing takes places, following the recent bombing in Afganistan and Syria by the United States. Express reports: American bombers have been placed in Guam ready to strike if the call comes.
North Korea has denounced the US for bringing “huge nuclear strategic assets” to the Korean peninsula, with a US aircraft carrier group headed for the region in preperation for leader Kim Jong-Un’s latest demonstration of his country’s military muscle.
Tensions have been growing ever since Mr. Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a deadly gas attack believed to have been carried out on the orders of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
The US President has followed up that intervention by dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb – known as the Mother of all Bombs (MOAB) – on an underground ISIS cave network in Afghanistan, reportedly killing at least 36 jihadis. And earlier this week, the US leader tweeted that North Korea was “looking for trouble”, and vowed to take on the hermit state alone if necessary as tensions near breaking point.
Pyongyang’s vice-foreign minister Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean peninsula is now in a “vicious cycle” and also accused President Trump of “making trouble” with “aggressive” tweets. He said: “Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words.” “It’s not the DPRK but the US and Trump that makes trouble.”
The surprising and unpredictable nature of Mr. Trump’s military strategy has put foreign leaders on red alert. Russia and Iran, who are supporting Assad in the ongoing Syrian conflict, have both warned of serious repercussions if the US attacks the regime’s forces again.
One North Korea expert has even warned Russia and China, Pyongyang’s major ally could unite against the White House because of Mr. Trump’s aggressive stance on Syria and North Korea. Professor Rudiger Frank told German magazine Focus: “The Americans have been able to drive a wedge between the then Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China since the 1970s. “
But now the US is facing both countries relatively aggressively. Russia and China have a common opponent who unites them.” In recent years, Kim Jong-un has launched nuclear tests to coincide with ‘the Day of the Sun’, an annual public holiday in North Korea to commemorate the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
Experts believe a North Korean nuclear test could be imminent, with satellite images revealing “unusually high levels of activity” at the Punggye-Ri nuclear test site. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday the situation on the Korean peninsula was heading down “an irreversible route” unless there was a drastic change of diplomacy.
Wang was speaking at a joint media briefing with visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. US Vice President Mike Pence travels to South Korea on Sunday on a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia.
The domestic nuclear bunker business is also booming in America, – thanks in part to Mr. Trump’s shock US election win. Bomb-shelter builder Gary Lynch said he was being kept incredibly busy due to a growing fear of a ‘Trump-ocalypse’ – a nuclear war sparked by the new president’s erratic behavior.