The North Koreans rely heavily on China for many things, and one of them is defense.
However, due to their increasingly violent rhetoric and boorish attitude toward the United States, their strongest ally is leaving them out in the cold in the event they become the aggressors and attack America or our allies. According to a report from the Global Times, China has said it will remain neutral in the event of an attack from the rogue regime.
However, not all is peachy for the U.S., as China also warned that if President Trump tries to take preemptive actions to stop the nuclear threat, they wouldn’t permit it to happen.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime, and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
Although while China may take the North’s side if we go on offense, America enjoys widespread support from our allies should we need to defend ourselves from Kim Jung Un and his band of miscreants, Fox News reported.
Japan’s defense minister, Itsunori Onodera, said this week that his nation’s military was ready to shoot down North Korean nuclear missiles, if necessary.
In Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described his country and the U.S. as being “joined at the hip,” the South China Morning Post reported.
“If there is an attack on the U.S., the Anzus Treaty would be invoked,” and Australia would aid the U.S., Turnbull told Australia’s 3AW radio Friday morning. Turnbull was referring to a collective security agreement between the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
In recent days, President Trump’s rhetoric has become increasingly fierce against the North Koreans, with him warning that he would bring “fire and fury” unlike anything the world has ever seen, essentially stating that their tiny country would become a parking lot if it steps out of line.
Meanwhile, the North has left the door open for a diplomatic solution to the issue, with its leaders stating that if America were to end its “hostile policy” toward its country, they’d be open to diplomatic talks, the Daily Mail reported.
On July 4, after the North test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially strike the continental U.S., leader Kim added a new caveat to his refusal to negotiate over its nukes or missiles. Instead of a blanket rejection, he ruled out such concessions ‘unless the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK are definitely terminated.’
As of now, tensions remain as high as ever. however, North Korea has much to lose from a war with America, so let’s hope that its leader isn’t quite as insane as we all believe he is.