In an interview with ABC News Sunday, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen provided a very scary outlook when ascertaining the situation between the United States and.North Korea.  Mullen went as far as suggesting the countries are closer than ever to a nuclear war with no diplomatic solution in sight.

“We’re actually closer, in my view, to a nuclear war with North Korea and in that region than we’ve ever been,” said Mullen. “I don’t see the opportunities to solve this diplomatically at this particular point.”  He then ripped on President Trump by stating that Trump has created an “incredibly dangerous climate” with North Korea at the “top of the list.”

Perhaps he is correct.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year’s Day address that the rogue nation’s nuclear capabilities are “reality,” not mere threats — and he said he even had a nuclear button on his desk to prove it.

“The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table,” he said during the speech, according to an Associated Press translation. “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. … The United States can never start a war against me and our country.”

He added, “We need to mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles and accelerate their deployment.”

Kim spoke in front of several microphones — although there was no “nuclear button” in sight.

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