North Korea responds to Donald Trump’s bluster: “We are fully prepared” for war.
While China is urging the United States and North Korea to cool down, North Korea is responding to President Donald Trump’s provocative language by making it clear that war is on the table — perhaps even, it seems, nuclear war.
“Whatever comes from the U.S., we will cope with it. We are fully prepared to handle it,” North Korea’s top diplomat, Han Song Ryol, said, according to an Associated Press report carried by The New York Times.
He added that “if the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers, then we will confront it with the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s] pre-emptive strike. We’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.”