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President Trump has long been promising that the United States will deal with North Korea and that diplomacy is a joke and will never work.

Because of the lack of force showed by the UN and the USA, North Korea has become emboldened and have stepped up their saber-rattling against the US.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat.

Kim was speaking in his annual New Year’s Day address. He said the country had achieved the historic feat of “completing” its nuclear forces and added that the has a “nuclear button” on his desk.

“The US cannot declare war against us. The entire US territories are within our firing range and the nuclear missile button is right there on my desk,” he said in the speech.

“We have secured powerful deterrence against the nuclear threat from the US.”

The customary New Year’s address was broadcast Monday morning on North Korean state television.

Kim’s comments come after a former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said he believed this was the closest the US has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea.

Retired Admiral Mike Mullen told ABC America’s This Week program that “I don’t see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point”.

“We’re actually closer, in my view, to a nuclear war with North Korea and in that region than we ever have been,” he said.

Kim also called for improved relations with the South, an idea mentioned in speeches more often than it is met. He said the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a good opportunity to showcase the status of the Korean nation.

He said the North and South could meet urgently to discuss the North sending a delegation.

“The Winter Olympic games that will be held soon in the South will be a good opportunity to display the status of the Korean nation and we sincerely wish that the event will be held with good results,” he said.

The New Year’s address is an annual event in the North and is watched closely for indications of the direction and priorities Kim may adopt in the year ahead.

This year’s speech was seen as particularly important because of the high tensions over Pyongyang’s frequent missile launches and its nuclear test in 2017. The tests were the focus of fiery verbal exchanges between the North and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has derisively called Kim, “little rocket man.”

Kim also stressed North Korea’s economic achievements during the speech, and noted the importance of improving the nation’s standard of living.

A photo that appeared in the background of a North Korean news report may have accidentally revealed a critical piece of information in the nation’s military history – but the disappearance of a general has left observers questioning what it means for the army’s future.

Eagle-eyed viewers watching a news bulletin on North Korea’s annual munitions industry conference spotted what appears to be a picture of the late Kim Jong-il looking at a miniaturized nuclear weapon.

If accurate, the grainy and out-of-focus picture indicates North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is more advanced than previously thought.

H/T Breitbart


 Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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