Tension on the #Korean Peninsula: - North Korea's deputy U.N Ambassador Kim In-ryong accused the U.S of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot," and creating a dangerous situation where a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment. He described the U.S South Korean military exercises as the largest ever aggressive war drill. To top it off the North Korean diplomat said his country would hold the states accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions..
North Korea threatens all out war
North Korea's foreign minister Han Song-Ryol stated in a press conference from Pyongyang, It's crystal clear that Trump is hell bent on promoting war with North Korea. He threatened the U.S with all out war if President Trump is reckless enough to use military means against them.
Japan is prepared to send troops to evacuate Japan citizens from South Korea if the situation in the peninsula becomes dangerous in a move that shows they are taking the war threats seriously. This information was given by Japan defence minister Tomomi Inada. These remarks are likely to cause anger in South Korea where memories of Japan's 1910- 1945 colonial occupation of the peninsula continues to strain bilateral ties.
As Japan is also within range of feeling the effects of a North Korean attack, it might be in its best interests to have allies. U.S Vice-President #Mike Pence stated that President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, South Korea, with all other allies in the region and also China.
Standing strong ties between all the allies would enable a strong front for peace and security in the region. As they have a joined philosophy of peace coming through strength, so working together would be the best solution. Mike Pence told these words to the Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe during talks they had on Tuesday.
The mood in the United Nations.
The spokesman for the United Nations Stephane Dujarric told journalists they're deeply concerned about rising tensions being seen on the Korean Peninsula and they encouraged all to redouble their diplomatic efforts. He also called on the DPRK to take all the steps necessary to de-escalate the situation and return to talks on denuclearisation. Pyongyang said they had sent letters to the Security Council demanding its own hearing concerning alleged U.S abuses against them and have been ignored by the council which has seen numerous council resolutions violated by North Koreas missile and nuclear tests. The North is also angry because of a Security Council meeting to be held later this month on the peninsula situation, with U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presiding..
U.N sanctions in 2006 against the North apply to exports of military hardware to the North, but shipments of equipment that have dual military and civilian use are much harder to enforce as was seen in the photographs of the trucks that were used to showcase the new North Korea military weapons during their Saturday celebrations. The logo of the trucks was that of the Chinese firm Sinotruck. #Han Song Ryol