Tensions have escalated between United States and North Korea after US President Donald Trump taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning him about US’ nuclear capabilities.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” Trump tweeted.
Earlier, Trump in his first address to leaders gathered at United Nations General Assembly, had warned warned North Korea not to pursue its nuclear missile programme, deriding its young leader Kim Jong-Un with the nickname “Rocket Man” and threatening to end his country.
Kim had said, in his annual New Year’s Day address that “The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office. They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.”