Ten­sion be­tween US & North Korea

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - WAFA YOUSUFZAI

I want to dwell upon the sit­u­a­tion of the ris­ing heat be­tween North Korea and the United States. Re­cently, North Korea turned down the de­mand of US for shut­ting down the nu­clear mis­siles tests and pro­duc­tions. The ten­sion be­tween these two coun­tries is in­creas­ing day by day as the North Korean lead­er­ship, talk­ing to a US news chan­nel, said that North Korea does not care about what hap­pens in Amer­ica, or who wins the Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in USA or what it de­mands from us. The me­dia of North Korea is not even giv­ing cov­er­age to the on­go­ing US Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion race as some other coun­tries do.

Not only this, the head of the coun­try threat­ened to con­vert the whole East Asia into a hell if any­one tried to ma­nip­u­late North Korea’s trade routes. On the other side the US me­dia has warned North Korea that such ag­gres­sive de­ci­sions would do noth­ing pos­i­tive and add to the iso­la­tion of North Korea with other rel­a­tive coun­tries. How will this heat cool down? By means of diplo­macy, or by nu­clear war? One thing that is crys­tal clear that none of the par­ties seem to step back from ag­gres­sive pos­tures and ac­tions. I hope the san­ity would pre­vail and both the coun­tries should come to some terms to end this tus­sel that could lead to ma­jor dis­as­ter. —Karachi

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