For months now, (and really, for decades), North Korea has been ramping up their anti-diplomatic aggression on the world’s stage, hoping to somehow make a splash worthy of seeing their dynastic, tyrannical leadership taken seriously.
Of course, this hasn’t worked, and with each passing incident, Kim Jong Un and others have become further cast away from modern, civil society. Instead of learning from the shunning, Pyongyang has doubled down, and are now poised to conduct another rather serious nuclear test.
South Korea and her allies are warning Kim and the regime about the potentially severe consequences of their actions.
North Korea was warned on Wednesday that there would be an “unparalleled” response from the U.S., Japan and South Korea if it conducted a seventh nuclear test this year.
The warning comes not only after Pyongyang conducted a series of unannounced missile tests earlier this month, including a ballistic missile launched over Japan, but as the U.S. and its Asian allies fear it could be planning nuclear bomb testing for the first time since 2017, according to Reuters.
The warning was stark, to say the least.
“We agreed that an unparalleled scale of response would be necessary if North Korea pushes ahead with a seventh nuclear test,” South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong reportedly told a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday.
The news comes just weeks after North Korea launched a ballistic missile test over the northern provinces of Japan and into the Pacific Ocean, leading to widespread panic and air raid sirens.