World Braces for North Korean Military Anniversary: Leaders Taking Action

politics
April 24, 2017

In light of North Korea’s April 25 anniversary of its military, world leaders are preparing their countries for a possible belligerent action from leader Kim Jong-un.


According to Reuters, President Trump has summoned the entire 100-member senate to the White House for a briefing Wednesday.

South Korean Acting Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has ordered his military to be ready for an attack from North Korea. Kyo-ahn has said that its northern neighbor seems ready to perform “strategic provocations,” which could happen at any time.

In a phone conversation with President Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United States that China is strongly opposed to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

He further stated that he hoped “all parties will exercise restraint an avoid aggravating the situation,” according Fox News

President Trump also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

President Trump met over lunch with U.N. ambassadors of countries on the U.N. Security Council Monday to discuss the U.N.’s role in the current situation.

“You just don’t see the United Nations, like solving conflicts,” he said. “I think that’s going to start happening now.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and others plan to present the update to the lawmakers.

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