In a statement released today from North Korea said America’s decision to fly two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in their area was a provocation for nuclear war.
“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” the North Korea news agency said, according to Reuters.
Such military tensions have many asking, ‘Can there be another military draft?‘
Trump’s national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said that Kim’s most recent missile test signals “open defiance of the international community.” He said North Korea poses “a grave threat,” not just to the United States and its Asian allies but also to China.
However, North Korea conducted another failed missile test on Saturday when its Foreign Ministry stated that North Korea will bolster its nuclear program “at the maximum pace.”
A statement circulated by North Korea’s United Nations Mission says they are prepared and ready to respond to any option the United States takes.
President Trump said following North Korea’s most recent failed rocket launch that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and “we can’t allow it to happen.”
During a “Face the Nation” interview broadcast Sunday, the president would not mention the possibility of a military attack on North Korea, saying: “It is a chess game. I don’t want people to know what my thinking is.”
Trump added that he would be willing to meet with the communist leader, Kim. The New York Times reported that no sitting president has met with a North Korean leader since his grandfather, Kim Il-sung.