North Korea Blames Donald Trump’s ‘Aggressive’ Tweets For Rising Tensions

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Make your next “yep, that’s me, you’re probably wondering how I got in this situation” joke a good one. It may be the last tweet you’ll ever make.

In an interview with the Associated Press, North Korea’s vice minister Han Song Ryol blamed Donald Trump’s “aggressive” tweeting for rising tensions between the countries. “Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words,” he said, referring to a recent tweet where the president wrote North Korea is “looking for trouble.” “It’s not the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] but the U.S. and Trump that makes trouble.”

Because we’re not already busy enough with tomahawk missiles in Syria and the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan, NBC News reported on Thursday that the United States is “prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test.”

Han sees Trump’s pre-emptive strike, and raises… a pre-emptive strike.

“If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will confront it with the DPRK’s pre-emptive strike,” he said. “We’ve got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands, and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a U.S. pre-emptive strike.” Han, who also mentioned U.S. and South Korean war games and the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson as sources of increased hostility, added, “We will go to war if they choose.”

Who knew North Korea hated Diet Coke so much?

(Via Associated Press)