North Korea placed another threat of Nuclear warfare to the world, following Russia’s threat after the South Korean minister, Suh Wook, claimed on Friday that his country’s military has a variety of missiles with significantly improved firing range, accuracy, and power, with “the ability to accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea.”
South Korea has been paying close attention to their neighboring north as they have proceeded with an array of missile tests, announced a need for societal propaganda, and even been near their Nuclear testing site after being allegedly shut down for years.
Since the Korean War, the two countries have had a feud lasting from 1950 to 1953. Upon the conclusion of the war, both countries were in the rubble of destruction. However, they remained separate. Both Korea has maintained a military stand-off, with a few battles. The conflict lived on past the Cold War and remains intact today.
However, prior to the South’s announcement that it could easily target North Korea, North Korea announced on March 25 its launch of a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile that got designed to demonstrate the strength of its nuclear force and attempt to deter any U.S. military moves. This missile marks an end to a self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing since 2017 and draws international condemnation.
Following the South’s claims of having the ability to take on North Korea, according to state news agency KCNA, Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said in a statement that the South Korean defense minister’s remarks “further worsened the inter-Korean relations and military tension on the Korean peninsula,” Suh also said the ministry would actively support the military to ensure it can respond overwhelmingly to North Korea’s missile threats. He called the north its “enemy.”