Yesterday, North Korea increased the tensions of internationals communities after informing their intention to reactivate a nuclear reactor that was turned off in 2007, thus ignoring the resolutions of the United Nations (UN), prohibiting any nuclear program.
Before the announcement, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said the crisis in the Korean peninsula has escalated dangerously and nuclear threats “are not a game.” “I urge again to the authorities of the Republic of Korea to fully comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions and to refrain from further provocative actions. Dialogue and negotiation are the only way to solve the current crisis,” said UN secretary after offering to mediate to find a solution to the conflict.
While the South Korean Foreign Ministry said that this decision is “very unfortunate” and asked his neighbor to “comply with the agreements and commitments of the past.” “We will watch the situation closely,” said a foreign ministry spokesman.
Jay Carney, the White House spokesman (United States), said “it is no secret that China has influence over North Korea“, comments he made after China asked for “restraint” over the decision by North Korea.
Moreover, Park Geun-hye, South Korean president, said: “I think we should make a strong and immediate retaliation, without any other political consideration if (North Korea) stars provocation against our people.”
United States deployed a second destroyer carrying guided missiles in the Asia-Pacific, and also deployed ballistic missile defense radars from the Pacific to detect any North Korean rocket launch, this system is called SBX.