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Опасная игра в “Кто первый струсит”

СЕУЛ – До сих пор война между Президентом США Дональдом Трампом и Северокорейским диктатором Ким Чен Ыном по ядерной программе последнего велась только на словах. Но каждый поворот риторического винта увеличивает риск того, что, перефразируя Уинстона Черчилля, “словесные угрозы” могут перерасти в “настоящую войну”.

В прошлом месяце, после второго за это лето испытания Северной Кореей межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты, Совет Безопасности ООН единодушно согласился ввести новые и даже более строгие санкции в отношении этой маленькой страны. Ответ, опубликованный в Северокорейских государственных СМИ, стал залогом того, что “стратегические шаги, сопровождаемые физическими действиями, будут приняты беспощадно, с мобилизацией всех национальных сил [Северной Кореи]”.

На следующий день Трамп отошёл от сценария, утверждая, что дальнейшие угрозы со стороны Северной Кореи будут встречены “огнем и яростью, каких мир никогда раньше не видел”. Северная Корея немедленно ответила тем же, угрожая осуществить “охватывающий” удар по Американской территории в Гуаме. Трамп ответил, что американские военные находятся “в полной боевой готовности”.

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