International Online Special Report: In January the 3rd, 2017, US President Elect – Donald Trump – formally responded to the New Year message delivered by the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – Kim Jong Un. President Donald Trump stated in his reply that North Korea cannot develop any nuclear weapons that might be targeted or used against the continental USA. Later that day, President Trump took to his twitter account and publically stated that “North Korea has said that it has designed and built nuclear weapons (which are in their final stages of development) and which are aimed at different parts of the United States! This kind of thing of thing cannot be allowed!” President Trump was responding to Kim Jong Un’s New Year message (delivered via Korean Central Television) that stated that the DPRK will robustly retaliate in self-defence to any US-ROK aggression, and that North Korea has developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICMB) with the capability to deliver nuclear warheads to the United States. The DPRK will continue to develop the technology to deliver a ‘pre-emotive strike’.
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