North Korea escalated its war of words with the United States on Monday, warning the US that the communist nation was “on the standby” to launch nuclear missiles into the American “mainland” in response to President Trump’s “fiery” rhetoric and harsh UN sanctions.
The Korean regime made the threat through state-run news, saying Kim Jong Un was undeterred by Donald Trump’s “locked and loaded” comments and warning the US that Kim’s nuclear weapons were “on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack.”
The official statement also slammed the United States as currently experiencing a “tragicomedy of its own making,” adding America “finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma.”
“[The US] finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK. This is tragicomedy of its own making,” said the government official. “If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly.”
The statement comes as tensions between the United States and North Korea are at an all-time high. Last month, Kim Jong Un successfully launched two long-range, intercontinental ballistic missiles striking targets as far away as Chicago and possibly New York City.
President Trump responded to the tests with a stark warning, telling North Korea they would be met with “fire and fury” if they continued to advance their nuclear and missile programs.