By Nick Freedom
Just hours ago, North Korea fired yet another Hwasong-12 missile over Japan, eventually landing in the sea, in what they consider to be a successful test. It was it’s 19th ballistic missile test this year, coming off it’s 6th nuclear test last week. Neighbors of North Korea, however, are viewing it as not a test, but are calling it a provocation as Kim Jong Un continues his mission to bring about war in the region.
South Korea’s responses up until this point have come off as sort of weak, but that all changed Friday as South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In fired back with a major bombshell that has put Kim Jong Un in check.
According to an ARTICLE by Independent:
South Korea’s president has said the country possesses the power to destroy its northern neighbour “beyond recovery”, following Pyongyang’s latest missile test flight over Japan.
Moon Jae-in also said dialogue with the Kim Jong-un was “impossible in a situation like this”, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
Mr Moon said: “In case North Korea undertakes provocations against us or our ally, we have the power to destroy [them] beyond recovery.
Here’s Mr Moon’s Full Statement:
“Dialogue is impossible in a situation like this. International sanctions and pressure will further tighten to force North Korea to choose no other option but to step forward on the path to genuine dialogue.”
It’s wonderful that South Korea appears to be taking a tougher stance, but will it be enough to stop Jong Un’s shenanigans? Probably not. It will likely require a stronger response from Russia and/or China if the region wants to avoid an all-out war.
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