Washington, January 3: President-elect Donald Trump on Monday gave a befitting reply to North Korea on Nuclear Missile test that their weapon does not have a capability to reach United States. Notably, Trump’s comment came a day after the North Korean’s President announced that his country in the final stages of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Donald Trump tweeted that, “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!”
Eventually, it was not clear what Trump meant: whether he believed North Korea was incapable of developing a reliable ICBM, or that the US would prevent it doing so. On the other hand, Trump also slammed China for its willingness to exert pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme.
With context to China, Trump tweeted, “China has been taking out massive amounts of money and wealth from the US in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice!”
Earlier on the occasion of New year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated, nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "Research and development of cutting edge arms equipment is actively progressing and ICBM rocket test launch preparation is in its last stage," Kim said during a televised New Year's Day speech.
Importantly, if ICBM test launch becomes success then it would mark a significant step forward for secretive Pyongyang's weapons capability. ICBMs have a minimum range of about 5,500 km (3,418 miles), but some are designed to travel 10,000 km (6,214 miles) or further. California is roughly 9,000 km (5,592 miles) from North Korea.
Like to tell you that, North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The sanctions were tightened last month after Pyongyang conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test on Sept. 9.