Monday, April 3, 2017

Senior North Korean Defector: North Korea Is Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons Against The U.S.

NBC: North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should be Ready’

SEOUL, South Korea — A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies.

Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime.

According to Thae, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is "desperate in maintaining his rule by relying on his [development of] nuclear weapons and ICBM." He was using an acronym for intercontinental ballistic missiles — a long range rocket that in theory would be capable of hitting the U.S.

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Update: N. Korea defector warns Kim would use nukes against US (The Hill)

WNU Editor: This story is also raising White House alarm bells .... North Korea’s Nuclear Strength, Encapsulated in an Online Ad for Lithium (New York Times).

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