Could Kim Jong-un be set to test the incoming President?
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook confirmed Washington was “ready” to tackle any threat from barbaric leader Kim Jong-un amid fears the hermit state could be preparing to test Trump in his first few days as leader.
US security sources admitted activity suggesting Kim is readying a nuclear missile launch has been detected in the secretive state.
If they do something, it would more likely be a test of Trump than a test of a delivery system
US Intelligence official
The despotic dictator claimed Pyongyang is close to launching an upgraded version of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) during his New Year’s address.
While past threats have proved to be bogus, some military experts fear Kim could now pose a serious threat to international security.
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Intelligence agencies from South Korea claim they have evidence that missile parts – believed to be the lower-half of an ICBM – are being transported in preparations for an imminent test launch.
A source told South Korean media: "It was different from a conventional Musudan missile in its length and shape.
"It is possible they were moving it somewhere for assembly.”
A firework display in Washington DC just hours before Trump becomes the new President
US officials have confirmed they are aware of the possible threat add believe Kim Jong-un could by trying to test the incoming President.
An intelligence officer in charge of North Korean surveillance said: "If they do something, it would more likely be a test of Trump than a test of a delivery system.
Kim Jong-un pictured with military officials ahead of a possible missile launch
"They probably want to see how he reacts to a provocation, even a minor one, and if they really want to poke him, they'll do it right away.”
On January 2, Trump tweeted to allay fears of an possible North Korean missile strike.
He wrote: “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!”