Washington, Jan 8: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that President Dold Trump’s “nuclear button” tweet warning Kim Jong-un about America’s nuclear capabilities helps global security because it keeps the North Korean leader “on his toes”, the media reported.”We want to always remind them we can destroy you, too, so be very cautious and careful with your words and what you do,” Haley told ABC News on Sunday.”He can’t sit there and imply that he’s going to destroy the US without us reminding him of the facts and the reality that if you go there it’s not us that’s going to be destroyed, it’s you,” Haley said.”I think that he (Trump) always has to keep Kim on his toes.”
'Trump's nuclear button tweet to keep Kim on toes'
Haley told ABC News that Trump’s tweets and actions help get the attention of world leaders who “see him as unpredictable”.”I don’t think they know what the US is going to do at any given time.” The latest war of words between the two leaders began when Kim, in a New Year’s speech, siglled his willingness to engage in talks with South Korea and claimed the entire US mainland was within range of North Korean missiles, reports CNN. “The nuclear button is always on the desk of my office... They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.”
Trump responded in a tweet, saying: “I too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my button works!” (IANS)