The Washington Post has reported that North Korea may be preparing to provoke the new US administration by testing a ballistic missile launched from a submarine.
The newspaper said in its editorial that the matter will not surprise veteran foreign policy officials who took over the Biden administration, as the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and his father’s regime before him, have a history of welcoming new US presidents by launching tests of nuclear warheads or long-range missiles. .
The Washington Post has warned that there may be no way to prevent the North Korean leader from launching a missile or other kind of military parade in the coming weeks.
Kurt Campbell, who held a high position in the State Department in the administration of former President Barack Obama and was recently appointed by President Biden as Coordinator for Asia at the National Security Council, warned last month that there was a need for “an early decision on what to do with respect to North Korea.” “To avoid unpredictable provocations.
The Washington Post said that North Korea possesses a huge nuclear arsenal, as US military reports indicate that Pyongyang may possess 20 to 60 nuclear bombs and have the ability to produce 5 nuclear bombs annually.
The outgoing President Donald Trump’s show and superficial attempts, and speaking to the Washington Post, to reconcile with the North Korean leader made it possible to stop more nuclear and intercontinental missile tests during the past three years, but did not succeed in stopping the growth of the warhead stock.