One of the highest-ranking members of the North Korean regime to defect has seemed to confirm the West’s greatest fears — that the Kim regime would use nuclear weapons at the first sign of an imminent threat. In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Thae Yong Ho, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain, said Kim Jong Un was “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM,” referring to an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US. Thae added that once Kim “sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would

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One of the highest-ranking members of the North Korean regime to defect has seemed to confirm the West’s greatest fears — that the Kim regime would use nuclear weapons at the first sign of an imminent threat. In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Thae Yong Ho, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain, said Kim Jong Un was “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM,” referring to an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US. Thae added that once Kim “sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would

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In an interview published on Sunday by the Financial Times, President Donald Trump spoke about the growing threat of North Korea and appeared to put pressure on its neighbor and ally China to keep them in line. President Trump, acknowledging the great influence China has over the North, said that the United States is ready to act alone because “if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” “Yes, we will talk about North Korea,” Trump said in the exclusive interview with Financial Times. “And China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will

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In an interview published on Sunday by the Financial Times, President Donald Trump spoke about the growing threat of North Korea and appeared to put pressure on its neighbor and ally China to keep them in line. President Trump, acknowledging the great influence China has over the North, said that the United States is ready to act alone because “if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” “Yes, we will talk about North Korea,” Trump said in the exclusive interview with Financial Times. “And China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will

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On Thursday, USA Today released an article about the latest spat between North Korea and Arizona Senator John McCain and incorrectly quoted North Korea by pulling a tweet from a parody North Korean government Twitter account. The newspaper quoted the parody account, @DPRK_News, as calling John McCain a “noted idiot” believing that the statement was coming from the North Korean government itself. According to the Daily Caller, this is not the first time USA Today has fallen for the fake account. On Thursday USA Today reported: The state-run North Korean News Service accused McCain of attacking that nation’s dignity. “Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering

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On Thursday, USA Today released an article about the latest spat between North Korea and Arizona Senator John McCain and incorrectly quoted North Korea by pulling a tweet from a parody North Korean government Twitter account. The newspaper quoted the parody account, @DPRK_News, as calling John McCain a “noted idiot” believing that the statement was coming from the North Korean government itself. According to the Daily Caller, this is not the first time USA Today has fallen for the fake account. On Thursday USA Today reported: The state-run North Korean News Service accused McCain of attacking that nation’s dignity. “Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering

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On Wednesday, North Korea announced that they were not happy with Senator John McCain for hurting the nation’s “dignity” by calling their leader a “crazy fat kid.” After reports that the North was willing to go to war over the humorous statement, John McCain quipped back with a question that is also likely to enrage the North Koreans. In response to a Daily Caller article titled “North Korea Flips Out After McCain Calls Kim Jong-Un A ‘Crazy Fat Kid,’” the Arizona Senator tweeted: “What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid?” McCain, who also serves as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, infuriated the North Koreans with his

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On Wednesday, North Korea announced that they were not happy with Senator John McCain for hurting the nation’s “dignity” by calling their leader a “crazy fat kid.” After reports that the North was willing to go to war over the humorous statement, John McCain quipped back with a question that is also likely to enrage the North Koreans. In response to a Daily Caller article titled “North Korea Flips Out After McCain Calls Kim Jong-Un A ‘Crazy Fat Kid,’” the Arizona Senator tweeted: “What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid?” McCain, who also serves as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, infuriated the North Koreans with his

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Last week, Arizona Senator John McCain spoke out against North Korea during an appearance on MSNBC and called the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, a “crazy fat kid.” This week, North Korea has spoken out to condemn the Republican Senator’s insults, accusing him of hurting their nation’s dignity. On March 22, Senator McCain spoke to Greta Van Susteren during an interview, and said that China was the only one who could control “crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” “He’s not rational, Greta,” McCain continued. “We’re not dealing even with someone like Joseph Stalin, who had a certain rationality to his barbarity.” His comments, along with some recent actions taken by Texas Republican Senator

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Last week, Arizona Senator John McCain spoke out against North Korea during an appearance on MSNBC and called the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, a “crazy fat kid.” This week, North Korea has spoken out to condemn the Republican Senator’s insults, accusing him of hurting their nation’s dignity. On March 22, Senator McCain spoke to Greta Van Susteren during an interview, and said that China was the only one who could control “crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” “He’s not rational, Greta,” McCain continued. “We’re not dealing even with someone like Joseph Stalin, who had a certain rationality to his barbarity.” His comments, along with some recent actions taken by Texas Republican Senator

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On Monday, multiple news agencies reported U.S. officials said that North Korea test-fired another rocket-engine test last Friday. According to CNN, U.S. officials believe that the test could be a part of the nation’s growing intercontinental ballistic missile program as the engine could possibly be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Two U.S. defense missiles told CNN on Monday that the engine test is the third test of its kind in recent weeks. While one official said that the engine could be used in the ICBM, it is unclear whether it would need alterations for that to be the case. Despite claims from North Korea that they are capable of launching nuclear weapons,

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On Monday, multiple news agencies reported U.S. officials said that North Korea test-fired another rocket-engine test last Friday. According to CNN, U.S. officials believe that the test could be a part of the nation’s growing intercontinental ballistic missile program as the engine could possibly be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Two U.S. defense missiles told CNN on Monday that the engine test is the third test of its kind in recent weeks. While one official said that the engine could be used in the ICBM, it is unclear whether it would need alterations for that to be the case. Despite claims from North Korea that they are capable of launching nuclear weapons,

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On Sunday, North Korea’s state-run news agency, the Korean Central News Agency, reported that the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said that the U.S. and South Korea should be aware that the Army of the North will strike the military of the two nations conducting exercises in the region “without prior warning.” North Korea said that they will “not remain a passive onlooker,” as the United States and South Korea conduct their joint military exercise in the region. The “Foal Eagle” military exercise has been called an invasion rehearsal by North Korea, accusing the South and the U.S. of plotting to invade and take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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On Sunday, North Korea’s state-run news agency, the Korean Central News Agency, reported that the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said that the U.S. and South Korea should be aware that the Army of the North will strike the military of the two nations conducting exercises in the region “without prior warning.” North Korea said that they will “not remain a passive onlooker,” as the United States and South Korea conduct their joint military exercise in the region. The “Foal Eagle” military exercise has been called an invasion rehearsal by North Korea, accusing the South and the U.S. of plotting to invade and take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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On Saturday, North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri propaganda website uploaded a new video on their YouTube page which threatens to take out U.S. military. The video shows still images of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, believed to be the USS Carl Vinson, and strategic bomber engulfed in flames. The narrator of the propaganda video threatens that “a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier” and that “the bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire.” The almost three-minute-long video shows still photos showcased in a military news reel fashion with a female narrator and military music playing. The video comes as the U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint

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On Saturday, North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri propaganda website uploaded a new video on their YouTube page which threatens to take out U.S. military. The video shows still images of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, believed to be the USS Carl Vinson, and strategic bomber engulfed in flames. The narrator of the propaganda video threatens that “a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier” and that “the bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire.” The almost three-minute-long video shows still photos showcased in a military news reel fashion with a female narrator and military music playing. The video comes as the U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint

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On Wednesday, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain spoke with MSNBC’s Greta van Susteren and criticized North Korea’s recent string of aggressive actions and referred to its leader Kim Jong-Un as a “crazy fat kid.” During the interview, McCain, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that China is the only one that can keep that “crazy fat kid” under control. “China is the only one that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain said. He added that Kim Jong-Un is “not rational” and that “we’re not dealing with even someone like Joseph Stalin, who had a certain rationality to his barbarity.”

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On Wednesday, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain spoke with MSNBC’s Greta van Susteren and criticized North Korea’s recent string of aggressive actions and referred to its leader Kim Jong-Un as a “crazy fat kid.” During the interview, McCain, who serves as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that China is the only one that can keep that “crazy fat kid” under control. “China is the only one that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” McCain said. He added that Kim Jong-Un is “not rational” and that “we’re not dealing with even someone like Joseph Stalin, who had a certain rationality to his barbarity.”

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On Wednesday, U.S. military officials and South Korea said that North Korea attempted a missile test early Wednesday morning but it appeared to have failed almost immediately after launch. The U.S. Pacific Command spokesman, Commander Dave Benham, released a statement saying that it appears the North launched a missile and the U.S. was going to work with “interagency partners” to get a more detailed assessment. “A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch,” Cmdr. Benham said in the statement. “We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea’s actions closely.” According to NBC News, South Korean officials also confirmed the failed launch. “We

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On Wednesday, U.S. military officials and South Korea said that North Korea attempted a missile test early Wednesday morning but it appeared to have failed almost immediately after launch. The U.S. Pacific Command spokesman, Commander Dave Benham, released a statement saying that it appears the North launched a missile and the U.S. was going to work with “interagency partners” to get a more detailed assessment. “A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch,” Cmdr. Benham said in the statement. “We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea’s actions closely.” According to NBC News, South Korean officials also confirmed the failed launch. “We

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