Mattis says war would quickly follow any strike from North Korea

18 August, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Archie Newman
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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the USA military hub in the Pacific.

Kim Jong Un's remarks came as he made his first public appearance in almost two weeks, inspecting his army and examining missile plans, the official state media arm, KCNA, reported, according to Reuters. Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity", warning the United States to "think reasonably and judge properly" to avoid shaming itself, the news agency said.

Kim also urged the United States to "show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a risky military clash", according to the KCNA report.

Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, tests it often conducts to coincide with important national dates.

North Korea's military said last week that it would finalize the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam, which is about 3,200 kilometres (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang.

"Our government will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the Korean Peninsula", Moon said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with scientists and technicians following launch of intercontinental ballistic missile. "Yes, that's called war, if they shoot at us".

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said last week the USA was not ruling out dialogue with Pyongyang, with which Washington does not have diplomatic relations, but that it was not going to negotiate before getting to the negotiating table.

Defence secretary James Mattis said the United States military would know the trajectory of a missile fired from North Korea within moments and would take it out if it looked like it was going to hit the small Pacific island. The veil of secrecy that is maintained by the regime prevents the USA from having complete confidence in their response to crisis and extrernal threats.

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Just days ago Trump said military options against North Korea were "locked and loaded". China strenuously rejects linking the two issues.


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After recently calling for "fire and fury" against North Korea, President Trump has been criticized for adopting such a harsh tone.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, a liberal who favours diplomacy, urged North Korea to stop provocations and to commit to talks over its nuclear weapons program. The most devastating destruction "that the world has ever seen" was the use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan back in 1945. From there, it is also necessary that should we not achieve our goals through discussions, launching a war would be the only sane and logical action to protect America and its people from this rogue despot in North Korea. A decision was due this week, a week during which the Kim regime is celebrating the ruling family with huge propaganda displays in North Korea.

Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago.

"For us that is war", Mattis said, as reported by Aljazeera.

Mattis' comments Monday come on the heels of North Korea's warning Saturday that the Trump administration "better talk and act properly" if it doesn't want to meet its "tragic doom".

"I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours", he said.

Guam's Charfauros had previously said it would take 14 minutes for a missile fired from North Korea to reach Guam.

He later added that the us military is "locked and loaded" to respond to its provocations.

North Korea is currently holding three United States citizens it accuses of espionage or hostile acts, but now is not the right time to discuss them, KCNA reported, cited a foreign ministry spokesman.

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