North Korean Official: “We Are Ready For War”

Kim Jong Un Issues Nuclear Warning VIDEONorth Korea responds to Donald Trumpโ€™s bluster: โ€œWe are fully preparedโ€ for war.

While China is urging the United States and North Korea to cool down, North Korea is responding to President Donald Trumpโ€™s provocative language by making it clear that war is on the table โ€” perhaps even, it seems, nuclear war.

โ€œWhatever comes from the U.S., we will cope with it. We are fully prepared to handle it,โ€ North Koreaโ€™s top diplomat, Han Song Ryol, said, according to an Associated Press report carried by The New York Times.

He added that โ€œif the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers, then we will confront it with the [Democratic Peopleโ€™s Republic of Koreaโ€™s] pre-emptive strike. Weโ€™ve got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a U.S. pre-emptive strike.โ€