This year the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea sent a meaningful “gift” to the US on its Independence Day (July 4, 1776), by test-firing the ICBM Hwasong 14. (It flew 933km after reaching the maximum altitude of 2 802km.)
Two months after that, it sent another “gift” to the superpower–testing an H-bomb to be loaded onto its ICBM. Its H-bomb can release the energy equivalently produced by tens of kilotons to hundreds of kilotons of TNT, according to the targets. It is a multi-functional thermonuclear warhead that can not only produce the enormous destructive power but also launch a powerful EMP attack over a vast area by exploding at a high altitude for strategic purposes.
It was made public that Korean nuclear scientists succeeded in the testing of an H-bomb to be loaded onto an ICBM. The test was reportedly conducted in the nuclear test ground in the northern part of the country at 12:00 on September 3, in accordance with the Workers’ Party of Korea’s plan for building up the country’s strategic nuclear force. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un ordered the test after assessing the present international political situation and acute military tension on the Korean peninsula at a meeting of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK.
Recently, US President Trump said in his telephone talks with his counterparts of some countries that he would adopt all necessary measures in the diplomatic, economic and military fields to put an end to the DPRK’s “nuclear threat.” Secretary of State Tillerson said at a press conference that the US would join hands with its allies to apply maximum pressure on the DPRK.
Defence Secretary Mattis stressed that if the DPRK launched a missile strike against south Korea, Japan, Guam and the US mainland, the US would take specific actions. During the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise in August, the US commander of the Pacific force, commander of strategic force and director of the Missile Defence Agency visited south Korea and discussed with the authorities of the south Korean army practical measures for maintaining close ties in an invasion against the north. This is reminiscent of the
ex-US Secretary of State Dulles’ visit to the 38th Parallel on the eve of the Korean war (1950-1953). The DPRK’s neighbours and other countries involved in the Korean war are toeing the US line by taking an active part in the US-led “sanctions” and military action.
The DPRK is coping resolutely with the frantic moves by the US and its vassal forces. It has called for peace and sent serious warning messages on several occasions. Each time, however, US politicians responded by blustering that they would “strangle” the DPRK.
This time the DPRK sent a resolute, clear message in response to the abominable actions of the US; the success in the H-bomb test portends the destruction of the US mainland. The destructive force of this H-bomb will be greater than those that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki seven decades ago.
It remains uncertain when the DPRK will send this “gift” to the US across the Pacific Ocean. Uncle Sam should heed this warning before it is too late.