apan Fears Trump Will Attack North Korea After Latest Nuke Test
Fears are growing within the highest levels of the Japanese government that U.S. President Donald Trump will see North Korea’s latest nuclear test as the final straw and launch a military attack on the Stalinist state.
A so-called “perfect” test of a hydrogen bomb ten times more powerful than North Korea’s last nuclear test took place on Sunday and was followed by a magnitude-6.3 earthquake according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis followed up by threatening “a massive military response,” adding, “We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.”
According to the Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s second largest newspaper, top officials now fear, “That U.S. President Donald Trump will launch a military attack on North Korea in response to the reclusive country’s sixth nuclear test.”