North Korea has recently demanded that to prevent a U.S. invasion, the country needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent.
A government online media Uriminzokkiri website decried over the “crazy escalation of sanctions, pressure, and military threats” against North Korea by the U.S. and its allies.
The commentary claimed that these steps against the communist regime “will get them nowhere.”
The commentary added that North Korea’s ‘nuclear deterrent’ protects ‘peace and security of the region.’
“The nuclear force of the DPRK has become a strong deterrent for firmly protecting peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and creditably guaranteeing the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the Korean nation.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis told at a news conference in Seoul with his South Korean counterpart at the 49th annual Security Consultative Meeting, “In light of expanded outlaw activities that all the world experienced and observed over the past year or two, I cannot imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power.”
“Make no mistake: Any attempt on the United States or our allies will be defeated. Any use of nuclear weapons by the North will be met by a massive military response — effective and overwhelming,” Mattis warned.
The new commentary on the Uriminzokkiri website just a few days ahead of President Trump’s visit to Asia Pacific countries demanded that North Korean nuclear ambitions aim to avoid “the tragic situation of the war-torn non-nuclear countries which became the targets of invasion and plunder by the US.”
The tension of war reached a new level with skyrocketing escalation every day after the country tested its sixth and most powerful nuclear test ever.
With the U.S. declaration never to accept a nuclear North Korea and Trump’s warning to ‘totally’ annihilate the communist country, the tensions have been the gravest in the recent days.
The experts on Korean affairs warned that a single misstep from any side would mean a full-scale war.
“It is ridiculous for the US to try to browbeat the DPRK through such muscle-flexing as deploying nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines near the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity and flying nuclear-capable strategic bombers on it,” the Uriminzokkiri commentary added.
Moreover, the North Korean regime has warned of conducting an atmospheric nuclear weapons test in the coming days defying the reiterating U.S. warnings.
The U.S. intelligence analysis company Stratfor in a commentary on the U.S.’ deployment of three more aircrafts in the region said, “The gathering is a rare occurrence – the last time three US aircraft carrier strike groups convened for a combined exercise was in 2007 – and will give the United States a powerful force within striking distance of North Korea.”
The Stratfor report, however, rejected the possibility of a preemptive Washington attack on North Korea anytime sooner. It said that the U.S. is increasing its military presence in the escalating scene, “but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Washington is gearing up to start a war with Pyongyang.”