Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes'

North Korea accepts South's offer of talks next week

The US and South Korea just took a huge step towards peace with North Korea

While South Korea's skating pairs did not qualify for the 2018 Winter Games, North Korean skaters Ryom Tae-ok, 18, and Kim Ju-sik, 25, made the cut at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany a year ago. The reply was given at a regular briefing that day by Unification Ministry spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun, who also said that "preparations would be carried out in those terms".

But Kim remained steadfast on the issue of nuclear weapons, saying the North would mass-produce nuclear missiles for operational deployment and warned he would launch a nuclear strike if his country was threatened. -South Korea military exercises. The question is whether this can go beyond ensuring the success of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and serve as a catalyst for bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula.

With regard to President Trump potentially fanning those "very dangerous" flames with pointed and mocking tweets of Kim, Haley did what very few do: She praised being strategically "unpredictable" as "not a bad thing".

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After a year of escalating tensions, President Donald Trump gave room for North Korea and South Korea to improve ties ahead of next month's Winter Olympics, delaying military exercises and praising tentative plans for talks after earlier shunning such diplomatic efforts.

"We're not going to let them go and dramatize the fact that they have a button right on their desk and they can destroy America", she said.

The United States should immediately tell North Korea and China of its intentions to aggressively arm South Korea and Japan with a full and complete nuclear arsenal in the biggest and strongest possible way if North Korea does not immediately totally stop with its nuclear program. He added: "They do know how to reach us if and when they are ready to engage with us as well".

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Haley admitted the ever-evolving situation with North Korea is a "very risky situation" President Trump has been left to deal with by the Obama administration.

The United States is determined to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy, but it is also prepared to use force if necessary, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday.

Earlier this week, Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said Washington had heard reports that Pyongyang might be preparing to fire another missile. "Since North and South Korea have not sat down together for a long time and since these will be high-level deliberations, I also think there could be a discussion of matters of mutual interest", Cho told reporters on January 5. This is why South Korea must keep a rock-solid USA alliance. "The tweet follows the North Korean leader's remarks in a New Year's Day address that "(t) he entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons".

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