To coincide with the Columbus Day holiday in the U.S., North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un ire reportedly preparing to test a new missile launch Monday night. The test would also occur during the founding anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party.
Last week, Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov warned that Kim was prepping another launch “in the nearest future” after returning from Pyongyang.
North Korea’s ruthless dictator tends to schedule weapons tests during American holidays. Kim launched the country’s first ICBM on the 4th of July, calling it a “gift for the American b*tches.”
On Friday, Morozov, a leader of the nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party, said he has witnessed calculations showing that the missile could hit the U.S. West Coast. He believes North Koreans may possess technology that would allow them to detonate a nuclear warhead.
The report comes after President Trump discussed the North Korean situation with military leaders on Thursday. He characterized the moment as “the calm before the storm.”
Reporters questioned the president about what he meant by this, but Trump simply responded: “You’ll find out.”
The news comes after Kim threatened Trump “with fire” after the president promised to “totally destroy” North Korea in the face of aggression in a speech to the UN.
In an unprecedented personal response to Trump, Kim said the U.S. would “pay dearly” and that North Korea “will consider with seriousness exercising [the] corresponding, highest level hard-line countermeasure in history.”
Trump tweeted Monday morning about North Korea. “Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work!”
Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn't work!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2017
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