North Korea is at it again and this time they have threatened to nuke a major U.S. city.
According to reports, North Korea is now threatening to launch a nuclear ICBM at New York City.
Kim Jong Un recently hinted at the fact that they would be willing to nuke New York City.
“The DPRK is about 10,400km [6,462 miles] far away from New York. But this is just not a long distance for its strike today,” North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmum said in response to Trump, according to the U.K. Express
“Trump blustered early this year that the DPRK’s final access to a nuclear weapon that can reach the US mainland will never happen,” the statement continued. “But the strategic weapons tests conducted by the DPRK clearly proved that the time of its (intercontinental ballistic missile) test is not a long way off at all.”
This is the tweet they were referencing:
North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
Concerns over a potentially successful missile launch by North Korea have heightened in recent months as communist leader Kim Jong Un has conducted several recent tests, including new “super-accurate” short-range ballistic missiles, according to the U.K. Sun.
In fact, Jeffrey Lewis, an expert on North Korea at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, recently explained that the only hurdle Kim had left to overcome was a warhead capable of handling the extreme heat a missile would encounter during re-entry into earth’s atmosphere.
“The major question now is not whether the warhead is small enough to mount on an ICBM, but whether it is rugged enough to survive the shock, vibration and extreme temperatures that a nuclear warhead would experience on an intercontinental trajectory, in which it would be shot into space and then re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere,” Lewis said, according to the Sun.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently told the House Armed Services Committee that North Korea is the “most urgent” threat to the United States.
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