North Korea warns United States, says ‘we are ready for war’

Mohammed Uzair Shaikh
"We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions. North Korea is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US," the state-run media said.

London, April 11: The communist dictatorial regime of North Korea once again flexed its muscles, warning United States of America to face “catastrophic consequences” if it continues to provoke. Pyongyang lodged its protest against the the surfacing US warships in waters shared by South Korea and North Korea.

North Korea turned cautious after South Korea and US carried out aggressive military drills in the region. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and other battleship were used during the joint mock drill exercise. Pyongyang regarded the whole exercise as a “precursor to an attempt of invasion”.

“We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions. North Korea is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US,” North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted a foreign ministry spokesperson as saying. “The prevailing grave situation proves once again that (North Korea) was entirely just when it increased in every way its military capabilities for self-defence and pre-emptive attack with a nuclear force as a pivot,” the report further added.

The aggressive stance exhibited by North Korea came amid startling remarks made by US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to end the tyranny of Kim Jong-un regime if it doesn’t mends its ways. “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them,” Trump said.

Meanwhile, North Korea had yet again defied UN resolutions banning it from developing ballistic missile technology with another test-launch on the eve of Trump’s summit with the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, in Florida last week.

The recent strikes carried out by Trump regime in Syria has created the perception that the new President would not shy away from the hawkish policies of US. The strikes in Syria also leave room for the assumption that Trump could strike North Korea if situation deteriorates to the level. “President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.