South Korea has carried a series of missile drills after North Korea causes massive earthquake after testing underground hydrogen bomb. South Korea has also warned that North Korea South is preparing more missile launches after ‘H-bomb’ tests
Despite UN sanctions and condemnation from the US and even North Korea ally China North Korea conducted a massive nuclear bomb test underground. Japan and south Korean officials have said that the nuclear test caused an 6.3 magnitude earthquake, 10x more powerful than one picked up after North Korea’s previous nuclear test over a year ago. Leading to concerns that North Korea nuclear capabilities are quickly improving.
The US have said that North Korea could face a “massive military response” from them. Donald Trump has also threatened to stop all trade with countries that are also trading with North Korea tweeting: “stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea”. When Donald trump was asked by a reporters if the US would attack North Korea Donald Trump answered “we’ll see”.
China has said that Donald Trumps threat to stop trade with nations trading with North Korea is unfair. Chinease Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said “What is definitely unacceptable to us is that on the one hand we work so hard to peacefully resolve this issue and on the other hand our interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized,”
Theresa May has commended the latest nuclear tests by North Korea a “unacceptable further threat to the international community”. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis also added to Donald Trump rhetoric after a white house meeting with the president and national security officials by saying “will be met with a massive military response” and added the military response will be “both effective and overwhelming”.
Things may not be as simple however just to attack the rogue nation as South Korea is extremely vulnerable to a nuclear strike from North Korea. Plus the United states have a very poor record when it comes to “effective and overwhelming” military responses.