Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s threat to launch a nuclear attack as a preemptive defensive measure if he feels threatened.
Russia issued this warning to the North:
“Pyongyang should be aware of the fact that in this way the DPRK [North Korea] will become fully opposed to the international community and will create international legal grounds for using military force against itself in accordance with the right of a state to self-defense enshrined in the United Nations Charter.”
In other words, if Kim decides to launch nukes as a preemptive measure, he risks being condemned by the international community and will face unprecedented military retaliation.
The Kremilin also had a warning for the United States, Japan, and South Korea:
“Naturally, as a state, which is directly named as an object of this kind of military activities, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot but feel reasonably concerned for its security.”
If the United States, South Korea, and Japan continue to practice for a war with the North, it’s reasonable for the DPRK to be worried about the safety and security of its borders and people.
The build up of military force in and around the Korean Peninsula has only contributed to making matters worse for all sides!
US Chronicle reports:
While the United States and the Republic of South Korea took part in their annual training exercises, which include war-gaming a possible situation in which North Korea becomes an out of control nuclear superpower, North Korea itself issued a warning that it would not hesitate to launch nuclear strikes as a ‘preventative’ measure.
According to North Korea News, the nation, with Kim Jong Un at the helm, was announcing that they would strike South Korea and the United States’ mainland if they caught even a whiff of any plans to turn the training exercises into a real attempt to remove the North Korean leader.