North Korea continues to menace the world with its nuclear weapons program.

The rogue government has even threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the United States.

In a recent interview, Donald Trump made an alarming prediction about the North Korean nuclear crisis.

The North Korean nuclear weapons program has become the top foreign policy crisis of the Trump administration.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has pledged to push ahead and develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

Trump has worked with the Chinese – who hold influence over the North Koreans due to the fact that Beijing props up the North Korean government with trade and tourism – to rein in their nuclear program.

And this approach achieved some success.

Jong-Un threatened a sixth nuclear test on April 15th – the anniversary of the nation’s founder’s birthday – but did not go through with detonating a nuclear weapon.

But while Trump is working toward a peaceful solution, he issued a dire warning.

He told Reuters in an interview that there may be a major conflict with North Korea.

Reuters reports:

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.

Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new economic sanctions while not taking the military option off the table.

“We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he said.

North Korea continued their provocations with a propaganda video showing Pyongyang obliterating the White House with nuclear missiles.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responded in a speech at the United Nations.

He declared the Obama policy of strategic patience was over, and that the United States was committed to defending itself and its allies from North Korea’s nuclear aggression.

 

 

Do his remarks and Trump’s warning mean war is on the table?

Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was less hawkish on foreign wars of nation building.

But if North Korea continues to threaten the United States, conflict could break out at any moment.