On Sunday, a defector from the North Korean regime said that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is apparently growing “desperate” and is ready to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon.
An act of desperation:
The most senior North Korean defector in 20 years, Thae Yong Ho, said to NBC News in an interview, that Kim Jong Un, the ruler of the sealed off country, is “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Thae, who defected in August, said “Once he sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would use his nuclear weapons with ICBM.”
Thae had served as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom. He claims that he was not involved in a direct manner in the dictatorship’s weapons program.
Despite the fact that North Korea is believed to have several nuclear weapons, but it is still unknown if they could effectively use one to attack the U.S. News surfaced last December that North Korea could indeed attach a nuclear warhead to a missile, but the country’s ability to hit a target was still being questioned.
Last August, Kim Jong Un announced that his country is now “fully equipped with nuclear attack capability,” after a submarine-launched missile.
Despite several analysts and experts believe that the North Korean dictator was exaggerating, some experts believe that North Korea may have medium-range missiles capable of striking American military bases in the Pacific in the next couple years. While others believe that Pyongyang may be able to hit the western U.S. as early as 2020.
Several nations’ leaders, specifically U.S. and Japanese ones, are concerned with North Korea’s continuing provocative launches of ballistic missiles test.