Trump, Kim Jong Un threaten to press nuclear button

Prince Keen | 36 Views | 2018-01-04T01:17:25+01:00

Donald Trump ​on Wednesday threatened North Korea with a nuclear strike​.

He re-echoed his warning that America’s superior capabilities​ should not be underrated.​

​His statement was in reaction to Kim Jong Un comments in a ​live broadcast​ ​by​ ​North Korea​ state TV​.

“The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my desk. This is not blackmail but reality​,” he said. ​

“The entire area of the US mainland is within our nuclear strike range​.​

“The US can never start a war against me and our country. These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened.”

​Responding, Trump wrote on Twitter​:​​ ​“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times’​.

“​Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

North Korea ​insists that joint US-South Korean military exercises are preludes to an invasion​.

It also described recent round of ​UN ​sanctions as an “act of war”​, vowing to attack its Asian neighbours and the US territory of Guam.

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last year, military experts testified that the President’s power to unilaterally launch military strikes ​nedded review.

“I don’t think that the assurances that I’ve received today will be satisfying to the American people,” Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey said​.

​“I think they can still realise that Donald Trump can launch nuclear codes just as easily as he can use his Twitter account.”

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