Hillary Clinton has roundly condemned North Korea’s claimed successful testing of a hydrogen bomb–the most powerful kind of nuclear weapon. In her statement she said that North Korea “…must have no doubt that we will take whatever steps are necessary to defend ourselves and our treaty allies.”
We can’t give in to or in any way encourage this kind of bullying. Instead, we should increase pressure and send Pyongyang an unmistakable message that its nuclear brinksmanship won’t succeed.
The United States and our partners, including the UN Security Council, need to immediately impose additional sanctions against North Korea.
The Chinese government, which wields influence with the North Koreans, must be more assertive in deterring the North’s irresponsible actions, and it should take actions to halt prohibited activities transpiring across its borders or its firms that participate in illicit trade or proliferation will have to face sanctions. We should also work with our work with our allies to strengthen our missile defenses.
This is a joke, right? If North Korea truly has an H-bomb, who else should she blame other than herself as Secretary of State and her boss, President Barack Obama? And now she has the brass to take credit for the administration’s “pivot to Asia.” What irony. What crap.
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