North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un thought he could get away with threatening the world.
His nation’s rogue nuclear weapons program could push America into thermonuclear war.
But Donald Trump just sent a message that stopped him cold in his tracks.
Recently, North Korea conducted a successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The weapon stayed airborne for 40 minutes and traveled hundreds of miles.
The test crossed a major threshold as it was the first time North Korea completed a test of a missile that could survive re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.
What they have not yet developed is the technology to allow such a weapon to deliver a nuclear warhead.
But U.S. officials did confirm that the weapon was capable of striking targets in America such as Alaska.
Trump did not sit idly by while North Korea issued this provocation.
The United States military successfully executed a test of the THAAD missile defense system that shot down a missile off the coast of Alaska.
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The test was no coincidence.
The U.S. showed that it had the capability of defending itself from North Korea’s most advanced weapons.
If Kim Jong-Un thought he could hold a nuclear strike over America’s head in any negotiations over his weapons program, he was sorely mistaken.
America also delivered another warning to North Korea.
But this was more indirect.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stated China faced trade sanctions if it continued to coddle North Korea.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Nikki Haley said the Trump administration will tighten the screws further on China in order to pressure North Korea to slow down their production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The American ambassador to the United Nations said on CBS Sunday that China has been “helpful, but we need them to do more” in the wake of North Korea testing an ICBM last week. The Trump administration believes China is the key to containing North Korea’s development of destructive weapons.
Haley said trade measures and economic measures can be taken against China in order to push President Xi Jinping into doing more to stop North Korea from developing more missiles.
“This is encouraging and motivating China to say this is a whole new level, this is an ICBM test. We need you to do more,” she said.
China is North Korea’s largest trading partner and they wield tremendous influence over Pyongyang.
Trade sanctions would damage China more than the United States, so it is in their interest to avoid economic conflict with America.
Trump never fully backed off his pledge to label China a currency manipulator or impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
North Korea could find itself without the support of its largest benefactor if it no longer makes financial sense for China to tolerate their nuclear weapons program.
What are your thoughts?
Will Trump’s threats work?
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