United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the UN, Amb Matthew Rycroft, after a meeting of the Security Council, is standing with the United States against North Korea in order to halt its nuclear programme.
United Kingdom has also given its support to the United States against North Korea if it continues to threaten the U.S. with nuclear attacks.
Amb. Rycroft assured that the UK would continue to work closely with the United States and its international partners to ensure that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not able to pursue its nuclear and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) programmes.
He stated that
“We call on DPRK to act on that clarity, to halt its nuclear programme; to halt its intercontinental ballistic missile programme, and it holds the key to sanctions being removed”.
North Korea through its state media had earlier said that the country was considering a strategy to strike the United States Pacific territory of Guam with mid to long range missiles and the U.S. President Donald Trump had responded with a strong warning saying
“He has been very threatening and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,”
North Korea in a recent statement have again threatened to send four missiles over Japan and towards the US territory of Guam, raising the stakes in a standoff with President Donald Trump and mocking him as “bereft of reason”. The declaration came after Trump boasted on Twitter that America’s nuclear arsenal was “far stronger and more powerful than ever before”.
The war of words over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes is raising fears of a miscalculation that could lead to catastrophic consequences on the Korean peninsula and beyond. Despite rounds of UN sanctions that could cost North Korea $1 billion a year, Pyongyang carried out two nuclear tests last year and two Intercontinental Ballistic Missile tests in July.
However, the Governor of Guam said that North Korea usually likes to be unpredictable and has fired surprise missiles in the past.
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