NORTH KOREA has “accelerated” its capabilities and the likelihood of a war breaking out between Kim Jong-un’s state and the US goes “up and up”, according to a former top US military official.
North Korea has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons and in its latest warning has told the United States to take the threat “literally”.
Michael Mullen, a retired United States Navy admiral, has warned about the consequences of the US entering a war with the North Korea, amid growing World War 3 fears.
Speaking to France 24, Mr Mullen said China needed to step in to do more to prevent North Korea from beginning a devastating war.
He said: “One of the things that has clearly happened in North Korea is that Kim Jong-un has accelerated his timeline beyond previous estimates of just about all analysts.