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North Korea Crisis: Will Kim Jong-Un Persist Or Back Off?

Time for U.S. to disengage from North Korea crisis
Time for U.S. to disengage from North Korea crisis.

President of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is adamant on his conviction to carry out nuclear tests that will strike US Pacific Territory of Guam with missiles, and that preparations will be ready in days. President Trump is, in turn, threatening Kim of any advancement.

“…if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that is an American territory or an America ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast.”

Instead of seeking out for diplomatic settlements of escalating nuclear threats of North Korea, President Trump is countering with ‘locked and loaded’ and ‘fire and fury’ remarks.

The North’s Nuclear weapons program took roots decades ago: When Cold War era came to an end in 1989; as a consequence, North Korea entirely lost the economic support and armed security from Soviet Union. Later on, under Kim’s rule, North Korea invested and developed its nuclear superiority.

In the past, US presidents attempted to halt the progress but every negotiation and sanction has been to no avail. At present, Mr Kim has completely closed all doors to negotiations despite Trump’s offer to have a dialogue with him.

US Intelligence report published recently suggest that North Korea has in estimation 60 nuclear bombs and the 4th and 28th July inter-continental ballistic missile-tests signify that North probably has the capacity to hit some parts of United States.

What are the real intentions of Kim Jong-un? Will war of words between Kim Jong-un and President Trump further widen the breach between the US and North Korea? Read on to find an answer.

North Korea plan to strike US Pacific Territory of Guam with missiles
North Korea plan to strike US Pacific Territory of Guam with missiles

Kim’s intentions are entirely directed on continuing with Pyongyang’s missiles and nuclear weapon test programmes. The top motivations behind North’s nuclear programme must be the assessment of the experiences Libya and Iraq have faced; and additionally to strengthen the North’s strategic position for national survival in future.

Despite Washington’s guarantee of having ‘no hostile intent’ against North, Pyongyang contends that US has superiority for being a nuclear armed power and has 28,000 troops deployed in South Korea, so it poses great threat to the country

Moreover, Korean War of 1950-1953 is being utilized to portray the US as an aggressive adversary to North Korea. The false depiction frames the US as intent on attacking and destroying the country. The dark narrative of US bombing during the war of every urban corner of the North is reinforced through various political messages to the public.

War of words and threats is worsening the situation where North has got stronger ground to convince the public of US destructive intentions.

UN 'must put pressure on Pyongyang to de-escalate nuclear tensions
UN ‘must put pressure on Pyongyang to de-escalate nuclear tensions

On the other side, The North’s recurring violations of all prior diplomatic agreements with US have eroded the chance of any concessions on the part of Washington. A deep-rooted distrust of North is building on both sides of political aisle.

Assumptions are being proposed that UN sanctions will now target North’s food and mineral exports along with tough restrictions on oversees labour from North Korea to pressurize North Korea and to bring Pyongyang back to senses. These steps might help if future nuclear war is to be prevented.

For resolving the Korean crisis, Labor leader, besides the leftists, has called for Mr Kim and Mr Trump to tone down their threats or else safety of the world will be at risk.

“As Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un trade threats and tensions escalate, the danger is growing.”

Nuclear war can be devastating to the world; as only if we recapitulate the consequences of atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, they were heart-rending. More than 140,000 people were killed in Hiroshima and 70,000 killings occurred in Nagasaki. Today, the threat is greater because of ‘nuclear weapons’ which are far more destructive in effect than atomic bombs.

Both Trump and Kim have to bow down to diplomatic negotiations for resolving the matter of North Korean crisis.

About the author

Samina Fazal

She is an expressionist by nature and radical thinker by thought. she has worked as an Assistant editor at Youth Times and as writer at Self projections. She is an M-Phil in English Literature and a great researcher. She has an eagle eye on the current affairs of the world and now she is part of Expert Legal Review as International Assistant Editor.