Trying to split the Europe from the United States, 33-year-old North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un told the European Union not to worry about its nukes and ballistic missile program because it’s intended for the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, fearing a U.S. attack on Pyongyang, offered Sept. 10 to broker peace talks to resolve the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Brussels has been slow to comprehend the nuclear threat to the U.S. posed by Kim’s nukes and ballistic missiles. “Europe has also entered the [North Korean] missile range, and NATO member states are already in danger,” NATO Secretary-General Jason Stoltenberg told the Japanese newspaper Yamiuri Simbun. North Korea promptly responded that the EU should have no worries because North Korea’s nukes and ballistic missiles were only intended for President Donald Trump and the United States.

North Korea’s too isolated from the real world to understand the U.S. is an integral part of NATO, namely, a threat to the U.S. is a threat to NATO. “The DPRK’s ballistic rockets are for deterring the U.S. nuclear war hysterics and for securing peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the region. They are not for threatening Europe and the world,” stated North Korea’s official state newspaper Rodong Shinmun. NATO rejected Kim’s feeble appeal, stating emphatically that North Korean nukes and ballistic missiles threaten the EU. When North Korea’s official KCNA news bureau said Sept. 13 that the DPRK’s nukes and ballistic missiles would reduce the U.S. to “ashes and darkness,” “sink” Japan and “wipe out” South Korea. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Hong-ho said Sept. 23 it was “inevitable” the DPRK’s missiles would hit the U.S.

Meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing today, Trump pledged cooperation on trade and dealing with North Korea. North Korea acts like China backs its nuke and ballistic missiles program. Xi made clear today that he and Trump are committed to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Kim keeps changing his story why he needs nukes and ballistic missiles. He’s insisted he needs weapons of mass destruction [WMD] to stop a U.S. invasion. Kim knows that there’s been no invasion since the July 27, 1953. Now Kim says he needs the nukes and ballistic missiles to stop U.S “nuclear hysterics.” While Trump told the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 19 he would “totally destroy” North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. with nuclear war, it’s been in response to continuous nuclear threats from Pyongyang—not nuclear threats from the U.S.

NATO and EU have finally come around realizing the mounting threat of North Korean nuke-tipped ICBM. Stoltenberg called the DPRK’s statements “false and groundless” because Europe was within North Korea’s range should it develop and operational ICBM. NATO and the EU are beginning to understand Trump’s tough talk on North Korea, realizing the whole world could be threatened by a desperate tyrant like Kim Jong-un. Trying to divide Europe from the U.S., North Korea can’t see it’s a pariah state, not trusted by even China and Russia. Telling the U.S Congress to get rid of Trump, there’s no limit to Kim’s propaganda. While the U.N. and EU don’t want war on the Korean Peninsula, they’re beginning to see the hazard posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea. Kim says he wants nukes and ballistic to protect the Korean Peninsula and the region.

Admitting that they want nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles only for the U.S., Trump knows what he must do to protect U.S. national security. China, the U.N. and EU are coming around to the realization that Kim’s nukes and ballistic missiles must be stopped at whatever cost. Once considered unthinkable, if diplomacy fails Trump has no choice but neutralize Kim’s WMD with the U.S. military. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been put on notice that there can be no more appeasement with Pyongyang. Chinese President Xi has come to realize that there’s only so much he can do to bring Kim to the bargaining table. While he wants a peaceful resolution, he knows it may not be possible if Kim remains stubborn. Trump will try Nov. 10 at the East Asian Summit to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin to the same conclusion.