In an absolute defiance of the UN and utter disregard for sobriety and moderation called by the more advanced and concerned nations in the world, like, the US, Russia, Japan, South Korea and China, North Korea went ahead and executed its third nuclear test.
Not one to be humiliated (https://quierosaber.wordpress.com/tag/nuclear-test/), the rogue nation’s young despot, Kim Jong Un, made sure this time that what they failed to succeed in outer space will not happen underground.
According to South Korea, seismic activity suggests the explosion measured some 6 to 7 kilotons—more than previous tests but less than the 20 kilotons detonated in Hiroshima.
Seismic tests by several countries suggested the test, which the NoKor called “safe and perfect,” occurred near the location where they conducted earlier test and according to the US Geological Survey it was just a kilometer underground.
It is said that the latest test involved a “miniaturized and lighter nuclear device with greater explosive force than previously” in 2006 and 2009.
One can understand the insolence of Jong Un against its neighbors, South Korea and Japan, and to some extent the US, but to show the same arrogance against China, who has been always supportive of NoKor, except for this one, is simply insensible and contemptuous.
No doubt it is back-stabbing China, but the question now is: How is China going to take it?
Will China now untie the apron that has always been seen as being tied to China’s waistline?
“Provocations of the sort we saw last night will only isolate them further, as we stand by our allies, strengthen our own missile defense and lead the world in taking firm action in response to these threats,” US President Barack Obama said.
How many more provocations have to be executed, before the world has to walk the walk or walk the talk or whatever, for as long as sense is pounced in the head of this young, arrogant dictator?
How much longer can the US and its allies stomach the cockiness of NoKor’s leader, and to think that he is still in his late 20s and a leader of a starving nation?
In a brazen affront to the world’s greatest power, not long after the nuclear test, the country’s official news agency immediately released the following statements:
“The latest nuclear test was only the first action, with which we exercised as much self-restraint as possible.”
“If the US further complicates the situation with continued hostility, we will be left with no choice but to take even stronger second or third rounds of action.”
North Korea did not mince words in saying that the 3rd nuclear test was directly targeted at the United States. It accuses Washington of inciting global condemnation of its nuclear program and of leading the sanctions charge in the UN Security Council.
The ministry statement said any measure like forced ship inspections or a sea blockade would be considered an “act or war” and trigger “merciless retaliations”.
Talking about provocative words after provocative deeds, coming from a desperate and attention seeking nation!