Day after U.N. Sanctions North Korea, Kim Jong Un orders nuclear weapons to be made ready at moment's notice
The leader of the reclusive, communist country said the nation's military posture will be revised so it can be ready to carry out pre-emptive attacks, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the North's official Korean Central News Agency. The move came a day after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions in decades against North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests. Ref. USAToday.
The Obama administration slapped sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other regime officials for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people.
The move marked the first time Washington sanctioned Kim Jong Un personally. Administration officials said Kim was "Ultimately responsible" for what they called "North Korea's notorious abuses of human rights."
"Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea continues to inflict intolerable cruelty and hardship on millions of its own people, including extrajudicial killings, forced labor, and torture," the statement announcing the sanctions said. Ref. CNN.
We will see a big back lash because of this not only because of the sanctions but because they are specifically targeting him and his officials and not the entire country. He looks like the kind of guy with a short fuse so prepare for anything.
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