North Korea issued a strong warning to countries at the United Nations on Monday, stating that the countries all across the globe will be safe from retaliation unless they join the United States in military action against the Pyongyang. Kim In Ryong, the North Korean deputy UN ambassador, said that the condition on the Korean Peninsula has reached a touch-and-go point, which may trigger a nuclear war at any moment.
The cautionary words were contained in a copy of Kim In Ryong's prepared remarks for a discussion on nuclear arms by a dedicated United Nations General Assembly committee.
"As long as one does not take part in the U.S. military actions against the DPRK we have no intention to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against any other country," read Kim's prepared remarks.
North Korea possessing nuclear weapons for self-defense
At the United Nations, Kim In Ryong said that North Korea is the only country which is facing nuclear threats from the United States since 1970. He added that it is North Korea's prerogative to possess nuclear weapons, as it is the matter of their self-defense. Kim made it clear that all the moves actioned by the United States are to remove North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un.
Kim issued a strong warning stating that the entire US mainland is in their firing territory, and in case of any wrong deed by Trump, the United States will not be able to escape from severe punishment.
North Korea emerging as a powerful nuclear power
Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un, the Supreme leader of North Korea stated that the country has evolved itself as a fully fledged nuclear power, with atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, and inter continent ballistic missiles in their arsenal.
In the midst of these strong threats from North Korea, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on Sunday, said that diplomatic efforts with North Korea will continue until the first bomb drops on the US mainland. The comments from Rex Tillerson came at a moment where the United States President Donald Trump said that diplomacy with North Korea is a sheer wastage of time and energy.
Calling Kim Jong-un 'the rocket man', Donald Trump said that 'only one thing' will work with North Korea. The comments made by Trump indicated a possible military action against Pyongyang.