Since Monday South Korea and the United States have been involved in a series of flyover drills utilizing state of the art aircraft. This has heightened an already tense diplomatic situation with North Korea and the fact that CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been openly critical of Kim Jung Un is not helping matters. Rare News:
North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds of advanced warplanes.
In comments attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, North Korea also claimed high-ranked U.S. officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, have further confirmed American intent for war with a series of “bellicose remarks.”
Pompeo said Saturday that U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t have a good idea about how tenuous his situation is domestically and internationally. The North’s spokesman said Pompeo provoked the country by “impudently criticizing our supreme leadership which is the heart of our people.”
“We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it, and should the U.S. miscalculate our patience and light the fuse for a nuclear war, we will surely make the U.S. dearly pay the consequences with our mighty nuclear force which we have consistently strengthened,” the spokesman said.
North Korea is known for its extreme claims and threats and unfortunately, we now live with an administration in Washington about which the exact same thing can be said, if not worse.