By Jack B.
North Korea is one of the greatest mysteries of our planet. It is a dictatorship, led by Kim Jong-un. The people of North Korea believe that Kim Jong-un is their great leader, and that he has provided all of their blessings for them. However it is quite the opposite, he is holding his people hostages, not allowing them to flee to the South and restricting basic human rights and freedoms. Why don’t we help these suffering people you ask? Because Kim Jong-un and his regime are equipped with nuclear weapons capable of destroying entire cities.
On May 20th, North Korea announced that they have the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons. This announcement was met with great skepticism from the United States. In this article, I will look into the facts and give my opinion on whether this announcement is genuine, or a threatening hoax.
According to CNN, U.S. officials and analysts have previously said that they expected that North Korea had this capability, so this announcement didn’t come completely out of the blue. This announcement, if sincere, is a huge step towards building nuclear missiles. These missiles would become a new deadly weapon.
The official U.S. response was full of skepticism. In his statement, National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell said this, “Our assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities has not changed. We do not think that they have that capacity. However, they are working on developing a number of long range missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, that could eventually threaten our allies and the homeland. That is why the Administration is working to improve regional and homeland missile defenses and continuing to work with the other members of the six-party talks to bring North Korea back into compliance with its non-proliferation commitments.”
The six-party talks refer to the nuclear disarmament efforts by both North and South Korea, the United States, China, Japan, and Russia.
It is clear that the United States is not convinced nor threatened by this proposal. However, North Korea expressed genuine words that they do have this capability.
“We have had the capability of miniaturizing nuclear warheads, as well as producing multiform weapons, for some time,” the North Korean military said in a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. “We can also guarantee the accuracy not only of short-to-mid-range but also long-range rocket launches, for which we have had the technology for a long time.”
In my opinion, North Korea is a bunch of liars and they are merely trying to scare other countries around the world. This announcement that they can miniaturize nuclear weapons is a bunch of baloney, don’t be frightened.