Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program has the world on edge.

It may be only a matter of time until North Korea starts World War 3.

Now one defector reveals the exact moment their military will push the button and launch a global thermonuclear war.

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho is a defector who had testified before Congress about North Korea’s willingness to start a war by unleashing their missiles and artillery on South Korea.

He revealed that their generals were trained to “push the button” should they detect any attack from the United States.

Ho also cautioned that Jong Un is ready, willing, and able to fire nuclear missiles at the United States.

NBC reports:

“North Korean military officers have been trained to trigger a devastating counterstrike if their country is attacked by the United States, according to a high-profile defector.

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho’s comments to U.S. lawmakers suggest that military action on the Korean peninsula — a course of action repeatedly raised by President Donald Trump — would almost certainly result in a catastrophic number of civilian casualties.

“North Korean officers are trained to press the button without any further instructions from the general command if something happens on their side,” Thae said Wednesday. “So if there is any sound of fire or bombs or strikes from Americans, the [North Korean] artillery and short-range missiles will fire against South Korea.”

A key U.S. ally, South Korea is home to more than 50 million people. Some 28,000 American troops are stationed in the country. Seoul, its capital, is just 30 miles from the North Korean border and in range of thousands of artillery pieces that are trained on the city.

Thae fled his post as deputy North Korean ambassador in London last year and has spent his time since publicly criticizing the regime from his new home in the South.

In an exclusive interview to NBC News in April, Thae warned that Kim Jong Un was prepared to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. The North Korean dictator has not yet displayed such a capability.”

It is not believed that Kim Jong Un possesses the capability to strike anywhere on the U.S. mainland, but North Korea has tested ICBM’s that could strike Alaska or Hawaii.

This plan could also lead to a colossal misunderstanding that kicks starts World War 3.

The United States recently flew bombers over the Pacific Ocean, but news reports said they flew over North Korea.

A panicked North Korean general could have fired artillery shells and short-range missiles at Seoul because of the fake news.

Donald Trump is scheduled to take a trip to Asia where he will visit China, Japan, and South Korea.

Defusing this North Korean nuclear crisis will be at the top of his agenda.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.