As US President Donald Trump visits Kim Jong-un’s southern rivals today Kim could fire his most fearsome possession ‘Juche Bird’ H-bomb in the Pacific in a desperate show of force as his two fiercest rivals move closer together.
North Korea and the USA could go to war as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un both refuse to back down.
North Korea frequently arranges its missile tests to coincide with major international meetings and Donald Trump’s visit to Seoul could be the perfect opportunity for the rogue state, an expert has warned.
Mr. Trump’s visit to South Korea will conclude with a major speech on North Korea tomorrow but the US President has already sent a message to Pyongyang after landing in Seoul.
The US President said while “we hope to God” not to have to resort to military force, he was ready to do whatever was necessary to prevent the “North Korean dictator” from threatening millions of lives.
After a meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, Mr Trump said: “We cannot allow North Korea to threaten all that we have built.“It really makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal.”
The high-profile visit could provoke a fiery response from Kim Jong-un, who sees any cooperation between the US and North Korea’s Asian rivals as preparation for war. In February the hermit state fired a rocket after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Mr. Trump in Florida. And North Korea fired another missile as Mr. Trump met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Experts fear Kim could make his biggest statement yet by firing the so-called ‘Juche bird’ – a fearful H-bomb. Joshua Pollack of RUSI said North Korea could fire the weapon in a desperate show of force as his two fiercest rivals move closer together.
“This is a high-risk enterprise, extreme even by Pyongyang’s standards.“If something goes wrong, a live nuclear warhead could fall onto Japan. “It will be seen as an extraordinarily provocative act, one that could create a new unity among the great powers against North Korea and inspire a drive for rearmament in Japan.”
And it is believed the H-bomb would be launched from the hermit state’s east coast over Japan into the Pacific, where it would explode over the ocean. It would destroy any living being in the immediate vicinity, sending fallout across a wide area.
And a failed detonation could see the missile come hurtling down onto Japan. “A huge population is at risk and it is truly terrifying if something goes wrong.”