A senior official told BBC in Pyongyang that North Korea will continue with its missile tests on a weekly basis, despite the international uproar and the increasing military tensions with China and the United States.
Mr. Han Song-ryol who is North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister told BBC that an all out war is on the table if the United States decides to pursue military action against the Pyongyang regime and he added:
“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,”
Hang Song-ryol’s declaration comes after United States Vice President Mike Pence issued a dire warning to North Korea, saying that the new administration in the White House has lost its patience and the Pyongyang regime should not test America’s determination.
Mike Pence visited South Korea just a few hours after North Korea’s failed missile launch on Saturday, with tensions escalating on the Korean peninsula due to heated rhetoric from all sides: North Korea, China and the United States.
NKorea’s Vice Foreign Minister also told BBC:
“If the US is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method.”
This declaration does nothing with regards to calming the spirits and North Korea’s aim to develop a capable ICBM with a nuclear warhead put the communist dictatorship on a collision course with the civilized world. President Trump said earlier that he will not allow North Korea to achieve a nuclear ICBM which has the capability of reaching targets from all around the world, including the US.
During a press conference in Pyongyang, the North Korean official said that it’s crystal clear President Trump is hell-bent on starting a war with the Pyongyang regime, adding that a full scale nuclear war could start at any time on the Korean peninsula.
“The United States are disturbing the peace and global stability, insisting in a gangster logic.”
North Korea is one of the most fortified countries in the world, as they’re preparing for decades for a confrontation with the west. NKorea’s military basis are buried very deep in the mountains and there’s a vast network of underground tunnels underneath Pyongyang which are thought to be nuke-proof.
Mr. Pence has said during his visit in South Korea:
“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan.North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”