1. US will do everything to avoid nuclear war with North Korea

US will do everything to avoid nuclear war with North Korea

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said that they wanted to avoid nuclear war with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

By: | Published: September 25, 2017 8:39 AM
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US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said that they wanted to avoid nuclear war with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “The president doesn’t want to be in a nuclear war, and we will do everything we can to make sure that doesn’t occur,” said Mnuchin. “I can assure you the president’s number one priority is the safety of the American people and our allies,” he added.

Mnuchin was the latest top official to offer reassurance after US President Donald Trump ratcheted up tension with the DPRK with threats, Xinhua reported. Trump on Tuesday threatened in a speech at the UN General Assembly that the US “will have no choice than to totally destroy” the country if forced to defend itself or its allies.

After the threat, the DPRK said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile on Sunday, a new poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose a preemptive strike on the DPRK and most Americans trust US military leaders instead of US Trump to handle the nuclear crisis responsibly.

According to the Washington Post-ABC News poll, 67 per cent of Americans believe that the US should launch a military strike on the DPRK only if the country first attacks them or their allies. As to their confidence in Trump on solving the DPRK nuclear issue, 37 per cent of Americans trust Trump either “a great deal” or “a good amount” to handle the issue in a responsible way, with 42 per cent saying that they trust Trump “not at all.”

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    Apte
    Sep 25, 2017 at 9:44 am
    1. It is clear that as verbal duel between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got ugly, American citizens’ feeling against their President’s adventurism grew. It is however necessary to ensure that increase in tensions between USA and North Korea (NK) does not turn into a serious armed intervention by USA and allies. 2. All these years NK has received technological and political support from China and perhaps Russia in its efforts to become a military power. 3. Pakistan too may have provided technological assistance to NK in NK”s nuclear weapons programme. Hence, it is necessary for the world community to demand that those who have provided support to NK must be held accountable for doing that. 4. In the past China and Russia got away though both supplied defence equipment to NK, However, in view of NK firing ballistic missile the entire democratic world should join hands and compel both China and Russia to own up responsibility and through them tell NK to restrain.
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