North Korea has lately threatened United States President-elect Donald Trump to be capable of launching intercontinental ballistic missile at any time.
Earlier, in his new year’s message the leader Kim Jong Un revealed the country is near to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can deliver nuclear weapon to the US mainland.
Spokesman from North Korea’s foreign minister said United States is to be blamed for missile program development.
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said they would shoot down any missile either aimed at the country or at an ally.
Denouncing the missile threat leaders of South Korea and China said further sanctions could be issued.
South Korean Defense Ministery spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said, “If North Korea disregards our warning and launches an ICBM, it will face more powerful and thorough sanctions and pressure by the international community.”
Earlier international sanctions have failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear program.
Following Kim’s new year’s message Donald Trump tweeted “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US. It won’t happen!”
When asked what the president-elect would do, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said to Good Morning America it is not stated publicly and only after taking oath things will be clear.