Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been building over the past weeks, and a senior North Korean official said Monday the U.S. has created “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute.”
“[North Korea] is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.,” the country's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In Ryong. said Monday in Panmunjom, according to The Associated Press.
A missile test by North Korea failed Saturday, the latest in a series of provocations. Trump has said he will pressure China to rein in North Korea's oftentimes unpredictable leader but that the U.S. "will solve the problem without them" if need be.