Relations with North Korea has been tense recently with Kim Jong Un threatening the United States with war. Jong has been testing his nuclear weapons and has threatened that they will not hesitate to fire.
With such instability in North Korea, it may not have been wise of Senator John McCain to make inflammatory remarks while discussing the tyrant’s recent ballistic missile tests and his repeated threats to destroy the United States.
From the Sun:
In an interview on MSNBC, McCain called for action against cheese and wine-loving Kim before it is too late.
He said: “China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea. They could stop North Korea’s economy in a week.
“They haven’t because the Chinese have to understand there’s a penalty… imposed by us if they don’t reign in an individual that can literally start a world war, and more importantly, perhaps in the short term, strike the United States of America.”
But North Korea hit back in a statement released by government-controlled news agency KCNA saying: “What they uttered to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK is just a manifestation of their worst hostility toward the DPRK’s ideology and social system and its people and a grave provocation little short of declaration of war against it.
“The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul.
“The US must know very well about how they react to any offensive acts against it.
“John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to a declaration of war against the DPRK. The DPRK will take steps to counter it.”