Why a nation governed by an authoritarian regime in East Asia, poses a threat to the peace and safety of the entire globe.

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On the morning of August 29th, 2017, North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Pacific Ocean, that travelled over Northern Japan.

The missile test was carried out early in the morning, and it flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido at 6:06 a.m. local time, Reuters reports.

It has also been reported that the Japanese army did not combat the missile, however, they were quick to issue warnings over the NHK – its public broadcasting system – for citizens to take necessary precautions for their safety.

As reports streamed in of the missile launch, Japan geared up in defence if additional reckless missiles were to fly above again.

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Japan and other neighbouring countries had reason to fear such sudden launches, as North Korea has conducted several missile tests under its ‘dictator’ Kim Jong Un.

Rapid development of nuclear weapons by North Korea has caused further tension in the region.

Though the U.S. may take a strong stand against threats from North Korea, they will have to tread cautiously as the U.S. have a military base on the island of Guam which is also threatened by nuclear damage under Kim Jong Un’s leadership.

Most missile tests by North Korea have been reported to be fired in defiance of United Nations sanctions to show power and an unrelenting attitude.

 

Most people on Twitter  condemned the reckless act by North Korea and advocated for the world to come together and ward off the enemy.

Japan, now a close ally of the United States, still reels under the devastating after-effects of the nuclear bombs from World War II.

Another threat of nuclear destruction is certainly worrying for the country and its people.

 

 

The South Korean capital of Seoul too is only about 50 miles away from the North Korean border, making them an easy target too, in case Kim Jong Un decides to.

Reuters also reports that North Korea has vowed to never give up its weapons program, to counter enmity by the U.S. and its allies.

 

The authoritarian government’s unrelenting pursuance in nuclear weapons and missiles is a cause for concern not only to its neighbours, but to nations across the globe.

The world certainly doesn’t need a nuclear war that’ll wipe out generations of us beings.

North Korea has in the past, not conformed to imposed sanctions and deals. In 2012, the country launched its first satellite into space aboard a rocket which according to the United Nations was a banned test of ballistic missile technology.

According to a 2015 report by the BBC, North Korea may have restarted its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon after renovations in 2013, which it had suspended activity at, under an aid-for-disarmament deal in 2007.

 

Though the U.S. with it’s sizeable military strength and intelligence will be able to combat threats from the East Asian country, any war will create havoc as North Korea will go all out to destroy those that confront it, which actually it wants.

Averting a World War III is of utmost importance to most nations, but with revolts in the Middle-East and North Korea’s strong ability to support terrorism and also start a nuclear war, the rest of the world must come together to try and negotiate ways to deal with the enemies while reducing harm to humans. Though obviously, it isn’t as easy as we can hope.