On the possibility of launching another intercontinental ballistic missile by tomorrow when the hermit state celebrates its founding anniversary, South Korea is closely watching North Korea.
On Friday, Eugene Lee, a spokeswoman from seoul’s Unification Ministry said,” Potentially Pyongyang could conduct its next ICBM tests this weekend, another North Korean holiday marking the founding of its ruling party.”
Previously, North Korea has marked the key dates with displays of military power but now its tests appear to be driven by the need to improve missile capabilities. The North Korea is coming off its most powerful nuclear test and it claimed to the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its ICBMs that have been flight-tested twice.
While, Donald Trump is refusing to rule out the military action on North Korea. He also refused to be drawn on whether he would be prepared to tolerate a nuclearised state or not if leader Kim Jong un could be contained.
Mr. Trump told in a press conference overnight ,” North Korea is behaving badly and now it is has to stop all these.”
Mr. Trump said of a possible military confrontation,” Nothing is inevitable But it is something that certainly could happen and it would be a very sad day for North Korea.”
On Monday, The US is pushing for United nations vote to have a tough new sanctions that was imposed on North Korea which also include an oil embargo, a textiles ban and freezing the assets of Kim Jong un.
On Thursday, In a protest over Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test Mexico expelled North Korea’s ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil which it said, a grave risk for peace.
According to a statement by the foreign ministry, Kim Hyong Gil was declared persona and non-grata and was given only 72 hours to leave the country.
The statement said,” Pyongyang decision to carry out its sixth most powerful nuclear test was a serious violation of international law.”
The Mexican government said,” North Korea nuclear activity is a grave risk for peace and international security and represents for the increasing threat for the region, for the key allies of Mexico like for Japan and South Korea.”
A hydrogen bomb marks a stunning advance in the North Korea’s demonstrated ability to build high yield nuclear weapons, formally these are called thermonuclear devices. Hydrogen bombs have far stronger potential than simpler fission bombs like bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II by the United States.
The blast triggered the global condemnation, calls by the United States, Japan, South Korea and others for stronger UN Security Council against the North Korea.
South Korea has warned its citizens in China to avoid friction and needless arguments with Chinese people after the US military added more launchers to a contentious missile defence system in South Korea that Beijing opposes.
On Thursday,” Cho June-hyuck, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said,” the message posted on the South Korean Embassy website in the Beijing was aimed at protecting the safety of South Koreans in China.
Washington and Seoul say the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system allows South Korea and US troops in the country to better cope with the threat of North Korean missiles.
Over the deployment, China expressed its anger saying that the powerful radar can be used to peer deep into its territory and monitor its flights and missile.
Asian shares mostly slipped these days as worries remained for ballistic missile and launches nuclear weapons in North Korea and also the damage from Hurricane Irma in the US.