With President Trump’s meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping quickly approaching, the role of both their countries in North Korea has been a hot topic of late.
Further fermenting the issue is the current aggression being demonstrated by North Korea’s erratic leader, Kim Jong Un.
The dictator has been ramping up testing nuclear missiles, causing global concern.
It’s unclear how close Kim Jong Un is to attaining the weapons necessary to cause devastating damage to the U.S., but one high profile defector is now shedding light on the issue.
Thae Yong-ho, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, defected with his family last August, and now he’s spilling state secrets to the U.S.
From NBC News:
According to Thae, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM.” He was using an acronym for intercontinental ballistic missiles — a long range rocket that in theory would be capable of hitting the U.S.
“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,” he added in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
Thae’s warning should not be taken lightly. North Korea cannot be allowed to obtain ICBM capability along with their nuclear weapons technology.
North Korea is working with tritium, which will allow them to miniaturize nuclear weapons and still maintain the same explosive power.
The danger of this is of this is twofold. One, North Korea can use smaller missiles to hit the U.S. Two, they will be able pass off small nukes to any buyer. This situation would not be so volatile had it not been allowed to fester for the past 25 years.
President Trump and General Mattis are seeking to change that, and are determined to address this imminent threat to national security in any way they can.
The 35,000 soldiers that died in the Korean War for a free Korea should have their sacrifice honored, and the U.S. should continue its mission to topple this dangerous communist regime.
Source: NBC News