Dasara Mahoswavam (11th October 2016) Tuesday
‘We Are Ready For War With US’
Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base has reportedly further heightened the tensions between it and North Korea. Afresh, the Asian country has warned the US that it is ready for any mode of war if US provokes it.
The warning from North Korea came a few days after the US had sent its nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and a battle group to waters off the Korean peninsula. The US has reportedly stationed Carl Vinson near the Korean peninsula amidst speculations that North Korea could be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test this Saturday.
“We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions. We are ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US,” a foreign ministry spokesman of North Korea reportedly quoted.
He added that North Korea continues to defy the United Nations in carrying out nuclear tests in self-defence. The Asian nation is reportedly inching closer to developing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads as far as the US mainland. It has so far conducted five nuclear tests and the sixth is speculated to be staged this Saturday.
Trump has earlier threatened unilateral action against North Korea if it doesn’t stop its ballistic missile ambitions. Despite the warnings of the US and sanctions by the United Nations, North Korea looks determined to continue on its current path.