North Korea has promised to continue testing nuclear bombs and missiles, despite mounting tensions in the region.
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said. He also said “all out war” would be the result of any U.S. military action against the country.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
While Pyongyang did not test a nuclear weapon over the weekend as was expected, the North still has one in the chamber. The Punggye-ri nuclear test site is still “primed and ready” for a sixth nuclear test.
The North will test a nuclear weapon when the country’s leadership demands it do so, North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim In-ryong said Monday, repeating the words of North Korea’s vice foreign minister.
“The Trump administration … has entered path of open threat and blackmail,” Kim said, “We will taken toughest counteractions for defense.” He added, “thermo-nuclear war may break out at any moment.”
The Trump administration has responded to perceived provocation with threats of military intervention, with Vice President Mike Pence warning “North Korea would do well not to test his resolve — or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.” during his current visit to South Korea.