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Why Assange believes North Korean threat is Trump’s fault?

Wikileaks founder, Assange

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LONDON, U.K. - As North Korea continues to terrify the world with intensified nuclear activity - global powers are both condemning the reclusive nation’s recent hydrogen bomb test and are also trying to secure their territories in the likelihood of a nuclear war breaking out. 

However, internationally renowned hacktivist and controversial whistleblower Julian Assange believes that one man is responsible for North Korea’s threat - and its not Kim Jong Un.

Wikileaks founder, Assange, who is currently escaping deportation by stowing away in London’s Ecuadorian embassy has said that it is U.S. Donald Trump’s fault that North Korea is rapidly developing deadly hydrogen bombs. 

On Sunday morning, North Korea terrified the world after it announced it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. 

The nuclear device test triggered a huge 6.3 magnitude artificial earthquake in the region. 

Assange claims the testing of the bomb, which was reportedly five times more powerful than the U.S. nuke deployed at Nagasaki, was an act of self-defence.

The whistleblower added that the “industrious, intelligent and conformist” North Koreans were simply responding to the threats issued by the U.S. government.

Adding that U.S. aggression would go on to force China to bolster their military.

He accused the Trump administration of operating a “proxy war.”

Last month, after North Korea conducted tests of its Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) that it claimed would be able to reach the U.S. mainland - Trump began a war of words with the reclusive nuclear nation, threatening to rain “fire and fury” down on Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship.

Raising the possibility of a World War 3 breaking out on the peninsula, North Korea responded, not with a vague dramatic warning, but a precise plan to rain missiles on the strategic U.S. territory of Guam. 

On Monday, Assange tweeted, “Constant US threats against DPRK have put it on a total war footing massively boosting its missile R&D [research and development], unity & support for the regime. The Korean peoples are already industrious, intelligent & conformist. When threatened control & competition inefficiencies reduce even more. U.S. posturing on China's border through the DPRK proxy cold war will have the same result. Massively increased Chinese military R&D. Dumb.”

Even as experts continue to analyze the data from Sunday’s test, North Korea’s ever expanding arsenal of WMD’s – a hydrogen bomb capable of sparking the fuse of World War 3 has left many nations terrified - most of all its neighbor and long-time rival, South Korea, which is responding back in various ways. 

Seoul launched a targeted missile drill to show its ability to strike the Northern dictator’s nuclear powerhouses on Monday.

The country’s officials noted that the Hyunmoo-2A surface-to-surface missile and the F-15K's SLAM-ER long-range air-to-ground were fired into the East Sea, reaching a target as far away as Kim’s nuclear base with precision and ease.

Trump meanwhile condemned the provocative action on Sunday and said in a tweet, “Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States. North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat."

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