Threats from North Korea have accelerated to levels that haven’t been seen years.
All-out war could break out a moment’s notice.
And this breaking news could be the catalyst that sparks the war.
One of the only things that have protected North Korea in the past was their strategic allies.
As a small isolated country, they rely on trade and foreign funds from other countries to stay afloat.
In case of an all-out war, they would rely on much larger allies like China for defense.
And North Korea may have just earned themselves a surprising wartime ally.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany recently warned the United States that Germany would not necessarily take their side in a conflict with North Korea.
Merkel’s statement came out of disapproval with Trump’s statements about attacking North Korea.
Merkel seems to think that Kim Jong Un can be reasoned with.
As reported by PressTV:
“Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has warned the United States that Berlin would not necessarily take the side of Washington in a potential war against North Korea, saying the two sides of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula had better seek a diplomatic solution and avoid direct military confrontation.
If a military conflict erupts between the United States and North Korea, Merkel said on Wednesday, Germany would not automatically take the side of Washington. Berlin and other members of the European Union are in favor of a peaceful solution, she added.
Merkel said resorting to military action to overcome the standoff between the United States and North Korea was absolutely wrong. She urged the international community to do more to resolve the crisis.
“We should do more … We cannot simply insist on a diplomatic solution while we sit and do nothing,” she said at an event organized by the Handelsblatt business daily.
Much to the dismay of Washington and its allies in Asia, North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month to show its military capability to target the mainland United States. Washington responded by engineering some tough international sanctions on Pyongyang. The tit-for-tat reactions then continued earlier this month, when US President Donald Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” the world had never seen and Pyongyang said it had plans for firing four missiles, less-sophisticated than the ICBM, to waters near the US Pacific island of Guam.”
Merkel’s statement comes after multiple missile tests have come out of North Korea.
Kim Jong Un has been working overtime to prove that his country has the ability to strike mainland United States.
Merkel’s leanings toward defending Kim Jong Un could be because she is happy to have an ally that hates Donald Trump as much as she does.
On a nearly constant basis, more reports come in about attacks on President Trump from Angela Merkel and other EU leaders.
Some speculation is stirring that Merkel isn’t really interested in a peaceful solution as much as she’s interested in undermining President Trump.
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