Incoming POTUS Donald Trump got himself a stern warning from North Korea — he’s going to have to deal with a country armed with nuclear weapons.
While the reported threat did not specifically mention Trump’s name, it was supposedly issued to the incoming U.S. president, according to Yonhap, a South Korean news group.
North Korea’s main newspaper, Rondon Sinmu, allegedly blasted outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama for his “strategic patience” policy with North Korea in a commentary. U.S. policy has maintained its sanctions over the country in an attempt to pressure it into giving up its weapons. According to Rondon Sinmu, Obama’s successor will now have to worry about Pyongyang because of it’s nuclear arsenal.
“Washington’s hope for North Korea’s denuclearization is an outdated illusion,” the newspaper commentary said.
Yonhap noted that North Korea may have postponed its nuclear tests temporarily as it begins to monitor Trump’s policy in the region. Further missile tests will probably be conducted in December or January during key dates that include the fifth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-un’s father, Kim Jong-il.
In February, Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket in an apparent test to check its long-range ballistic missile technology.
Trump, for his part, has previously stated that he was open to conduct a dialogue with Kim Jong-un, CNBC reported. North Korea also commended Trump for saying that South Korea must pay more to retain U.S. troops in the country.