Washington, Jan 7: United States Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said the autocrat dictator of North Korea Kim Jong Un must be careful with words. She emphasised that Kim Jong Un must remember America will not be a spectator to its destruction and US can destroy North Korea too. In a television show, Haley said that US President Donald Trump‘s remark on “bigger nuclear button” was meant to keep Un on his toes.
She added that US will not allow North Korea to realise its destruction. “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. We want to always remind them we can destroy you too, so be very cautious and careful with your words and what you do,” said Haley.
Commenting on President Trump’s remark, Haley said that the North Korean dictator must be realised about the repercussions of a nuclear war. “I think that [Donald Trump] always has to keep Kim on his toes. It’s very important that we don’t ever let him get so arrogant that he doesn’t realize the reality of what would happen if he started a nuclear war.”
Trump, soon after new year speech of Kim Jong Un, said his “nuclear button” is “much bigger and more powerful” than the one controlled by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” Trump said in a tweet.
However, tensions between two countries reduced later this week. Trump, in an unusual comment, accepted that he is ready to talk with the North Korean counterpart. He said that some dialogue or direct conversation with Kim Jong Un was not beyond the realm of possibility.
“Absolutely I would do that, I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all.” But he was quick to add that any talks would come with conditions, which he did not specify.