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Malcolm Turnbull says Kim Jong-un would lose a war

Malcolm Turnbull has condemned the behaviour of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un, warning that war would be suicidal for the young leader.

The Prime Minister said North Korea was risking an unwinnable war, and bristled at a suggestion President Donald Trump was part of the problem.

Mr Turnbull called on the North Korean leader to ‘come to his senses’ and said China needs to use its economic clout to bring the reclusive nation into line.

 

Malcolm Turnbull (pictured) has condemned the behaviour of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un, warning that war would be suicidal for the young leader

The Prime Minister said North Korea (pictured is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) was risking an unwinnable war, and bristled at a suggestion President Donald Trump was part of the problem

The Prime Minister said North Korea (pictured is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) was risking an unwinnable war, and bristled at a suggestion President Donald Trump was part of the problem

Mr Turnbull called on the North Korean leader to 'come to his senses' and said neighbouring China needs to use its economic clout to bring the reclusive nation into line (pictured is a North Korean ballistic missile test)

Mr Turnbull called on the North Korean leader to ‘come to his senses’ and said neighbouring China needs to use its economic clout to bring the reclusive nation into line (pictured is a North Korean ballistic missile test)

‘If the leader of North Korea continues down this provocative track, the risk of war gets greater all the time,’ Mr Turnbull told A Current Affair.

‘If he starts a war the reality, however, is he will lose it instantly. It would be a suicide note on his part.’ 

Mr Turnbull said Kim Jong-un is behaving recklessly and provocatively, and is trying to intimidate his neighbours and even the United States.

When asked what to do about two ‘unpredictable’ world leaders with the power to use nuclear weapons, Mr Turnbull strongly rejected the comparison.

'If the leader of North Korea continues down this provocative track, the risk of war gets greater all the time,' said Mr Turnbull (pictured)

‘If the leader of North Korea continues down this provocative track, the risk of war gets greater all the time,’ said Mr Turnbull (pictured)

Mr Turnbull said Kim Jong-un (pictured) is behaving recklessly and provocatively, and is trying to intimidate his neighbours and even the United States

Mr Turnbull said Kim Jong-un (pictured) is behaving recklessly and provocatively, and is trying to intimidate his neighbours and even the United States

‘I think you’re being very unfair to President Trump. Kim Jong-un is behaving in a manner that is illegal, dangerous, reckless and provocative. 

‘He is threatening the region, he’s threatening the world. He has to come to his senses,’ he said.

He went on to say that no one desires a military conflict, and stressed the importance of the economic sanctions in place on North Korea. 

Mr Turnbull’s comments come after the North Korean regime test-fired a missile over Japan on Tuesday, raising tensions in the region.

He went on to say that no one desires a military conflict, and stressed the importance of the economic sanctions in place on North Korea (pictured is leader Kim Jong-un)

He went on to say that no one desires a military conflict, and stressed the importance of the economic sanctions in place on North Korea (pictured is leader Kim Jong-un)

'I think you're being very unfair to President Trump (pictured). Kim Jong-un is behaving in a manner that is illegal, dangerous, reckless and provocative. He is threatening the region, he's threatening the world. He has to come to his senses,' said Mr Turnbull

‘I think you’re being very unfair to President Trump (pictured). Kim Jong-un is behaving in a manner that is illegal, dangerous, reckless and provocative. He is threatening the region, he’s threatening the world. He has to come to his senses,’ said Mr Turnbull

Mr Turnbull's comments come after the North Korean regime test-fired a missile (pictured is a Kuly test in North Korea) over Japan on Tuesday, raising tensions in the region

Mr Turnbull’s comments come after the North Korean regime test-fired a missile (pictured is a Kuly test in North Korea) over Japan on Tuesday, raising tensions in the region

The test infuriated both Japan and South Korea, with the latter conducting a bombing test of its own.

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to condemn the North Korean regime.

‘The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!’ he wrote. 

President Trump took to Twitter (pictured) on Wednesday night to condemn the North Korean regime

President Trump took to Twitter (pictured) on Wednesday night to condemn the North Korean regime

North Korea's latest missile test infuriated both Japan and South Korea, with the latter conducting a bombing test of its own (pictured)

North Korea’s latest missile test infuriated both Japan and South Korea, with the latter conducting a bombing test of its own (pictured)

North Korea (pictured is a North Korean military exercise) has already been hit by tough sanctions agreed upon less than a month ago which may be strengthened following the latest launch

North Korea (pictured is a North Korean military exercise) has already been hit by tough sanctions agreed upon less than a month ago which may be strengthened following the latest launch

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China was ‘now working with other members of the Security Council to discuss the recent developments of the situation.’

North Korea has already been hit by tough sanctions agreed upon less than a month ago which may be strengthened following the latest launch.

Previous sanctions have had little effect, however, and the impoverished nation has continued with its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs regardless. 

 

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