Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

North Korean soldiers are facing the death penalty after spreading a joke comparing Kim Jong-un to a kindergartner.

On Saturday, the North marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il Sung, and it often uses such occasions as an opportunity to show off its military advances.

"That is something that our headquarters decides", he said during the 40-minute interview in Pyongyang, which is now gearing up for a major holiday and possibly a big military parade tomorrow. Despite Beijing's key role in propping up North Korea, the Kim Jong-Un regime has repeatedly ignored warnings and sanctions from its powerful ally.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has repeatedly threatened strikes against South Korea, Japan, United States, and the West in general.

The North also showed off various other ballistic missiles including what it claims to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

Per the report, those officials said that the United States has two destroyers in the area which are capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, and USA heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam.

With concerns that the state is getting closer to successfully producing a nuclear arsenal, Saturday's parade was an opportunity for Mr Kim to broadcast North Korea's current military capabilities.

But that still wouldn't mean we're completely in the clear, as North Korea could move forward with nuclear weapons testing at any moment, particularly when the entire world isn't watching.

"If the U.S. comes with reckless military manoeuvres, then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike".

The parade comes amid rising tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world, after a week-long series of spats directed toward the USA, and a looming possibility of the nation's sixth nuclear test.

US President Trump has vowed that Pyongyang would not be allowed to create a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to American territory.

In a call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said late Friday the common goal of the two nations was to "bring all the parties back to the negotiating table", according to a statement on China's Foreign Ministry website.

The US has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

Mr Trump had earlier said that if China was not prepared to help, the United States would "solve the problem without them".

"All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK", the North's KCNA state news agency said.

The US president has recently demonstrated his willingness to resort to military methods.

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