North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un attempted to smooth relations with South Korea and other nations in the region on Tuesday, telling world leaders that their nuclear arsenal was “only aimed” at the United States; re-confirming the communist nation’s intentions of furthering its advances missile program.
According to Fox News, Ri Son Gwon, the head of the hermit kingdom’s five-person delegation speaking with South Korea for the first time in over two years, told his counterparts that there were no nuclear weapons currently aimed at South Korea, only the United States’ mainland.
“North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia,” Ri told South Korean officials. He specifically did not mention the staunch US ally of Japan.
The easing of tensions between North and South Korea comes just days after dictator Kim Jong Un wished his southern neighbors “great success” as they prepare to host the 2018 Winter Games. In response, delegations from both nations agreed to “ease military tensions” ahead of the international competition.
President Trump harshly criticized North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on social media last week, warning the despot that he too had a “nuclear button,” but unlike Kim’s the United States nuclear arsenal “actually works.”