China made an announcement that is staying neutral providing North Korea launches an attack to the United States.
This is extremely good news for America, however, the country also issued a warning that will protect the rogue nation if the U.S. tried to “overthrow“Kim Jong Un and his regime in a preventive strike.
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime, and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
As Fox News reports, the U.S. is provided with broad support from its allies on answering to aggression from North Korea.
Itsunori Onodera, Japan’s defense minister stated that his nation’s military is prepared to shoot down North Korean nuclear missiles, if needed.
In Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described his country and the U.S. as being “joined at the hip,” the South China Morning Post reported.
“If there is an attack on the U.S., the Anzus Treaty would be invoked,” and Australia would aid the U.S., Turnbull told Australia’s 3AW radio Friday morning. Turnbull was referring to a collective security agreement between the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
President Donald Trump made a promise recently that will answer with “fire and fury like the world has never seen“if North Korea proceeds threatening the United States. Opponents criticized him for his harsh rhetoric, however, president Trump said on Thursday that perhaps his statement wasn’t “tough enough.”
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and other military leaders are likely already drafting plans for every possible scenario. Now that China announced that it will remain neutral concerning the North Korean attack on the U.S, Mattis’s playbook is likely to be opened up even more.