In an act of defiance against the U.S. and the United Nations, North Korea is planning a 6th nuclear test.
If you’ll recall, most of their recent tests have resulted in tremendous failure.
Although the rogue nation is having trouble with development, they intend to keep testing against the advice of most of the world while they have little capability of defending themselves.
It has been reported that the U.S. is suspected of hacking North Korea at their launch pads causing the failed tests.
Will the U.S. and the rest of the world allow them to conduct another nuclear test or will intervention take place?
Sky News reports:
North Korea’s ambassador to the UK has told Sky News his country will go ahead with its sixth nuclear test at the time and place of its leader’s choosing.
In his first interview in the role, ambassador Choe Il said his country would continue its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes in spite of intentional warnings against them, and dismissed UN sanctions as having no legal grounds, and no effect.
“In regards to the sixth nuclear test, I do not know the scheduled time for it, as I am here in the UK, not in my home country,” Mr Choe said.
“However, I can say that the nuclear test will be conducted at the place and time as decided by our supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.”
Sky News asked the ambassador whether he was concerned about the prospect of US military action, which President Donald Trump’s administration has said is one of the options now being considered.
“If we were afraid of it, we probably would not have started conducting nuclear tests or launching ballistic missiles,” the ambassador said.
He added: “We are developing our nuclear strength to respond to that kind of attack by the US.
“If the US attacks us, our military and people are fully ready to respond to any kind of attack.”
He said a pre-emptive strike on his country would not be possible because they would turn US assets in the region “to ashes” at the first sign of movement towards an attack.
“The US cannot attack us first,” the ambassador said, adding: “If the US moves an inch, then we are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets of the US.”
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