North Korea WARNING: Kim Jong-un WILL mass-produce nuclear weapons and USE them
NORTH KOREA is on track to produce nuclear weapons and will use them, according to John Park from Harvard Kennedy School.
North Korea’s next step is to “mass-produce nuclear weapons to operationalise and deploy them”, said Dr John Park, Korea working group Director at Harvard Kennedy School.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Dr Park said: “From a North Korea perspective is a huge step forward.
“The idea of a parallel development of a nuclear deterrent for self-defence and also a parallel development of their economy, from that perspective is a robust period, a great deal of jubilation in North Korea that they are making great strides in this game plan of Pyongyang.
North Korea is now going to the next stage which is to mass-produce nuclear weapons to operationalise and deploy them – John Park
“But with respect to North Korea’s relations with the outside world, this is something that we are seeing a huge disparity in terms of the stability angle.
“You’re looking at countries like the United States and its allies in the region using more of a military pressure approach. You’re seeing the Chinese and the Russians trying some sort of diplomatic offer.”
He added: “They proposed something called freeze for freeze, North Korea will freeze its nuclear weapons development programme and the United States will freeze their military exercises.
“But overall I think we’re going to see North Korea as we’ve seen Kim Jong-un mentioning in the speech as well in the New Year’s address, that North Korea is now going to the next stage which is to mass-produce nuclear weapons to operationalise and deploy them.”
Kim Jong-un threatened Donald Trump in his New Year’s speech saying he has a “nuclear button” ready at his desk and he’s prepared to use it should he feel the need to.
The North Korean dictator also promised he is willing to negotiate with South Korea on security during the winter Olympics.
Frank Jannuzi, a former US Department Official, said that Donald Trump should take credit for Kim Jong-un’s conciliatory message.
He said: “Kim Jong-un’s speech may represent the first positive outcome of the Trump administration’s maximum pressure and engagement strategy.
“The pressure in New York, the pressure from the UN Security Council, the diplomatic isolation may be bearing fruit.
“I don’t really care who takes credit. I think the US absolutely could take credit and I hope that they will because if their policy is working it could lead to tension reduction and the opportunity to make progress on the critical security issues that confront us.”