North Korea continues to seek capabilities of nuclear weaponry to potentially use against the United States.
A former diplomat of North Korea, who defected from the country, Thae Yong Ho, provides an unsettling assurance that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, would strike the US.
He says, if the dictator feels threatened, he will retaliate.
Per NBC News:
Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime.
According to Thae, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is “desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM.” He was using an acronym for intercontinental ballistic missiles — a long range rocket that in theory would be capable of hitting the U.S.
“Once he sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would use his nuclear weapons with ICBM,” he added in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
Thae goes on to mention that a solution to calming the escalating violence of North Korea would come with a change of power:
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“If Kim Jong Un has nuclear weapons and ICBMs, he can do anything,” he said. “So, I think the world should be ready to deal with this kind of person.”
He added that “Kim Jong Un is a man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination” and that “the final and the real solution to the North Korean nuclear issue is to eliminate Kim Jong Un from the post.”