Kim Jong-un may be overplaying his hand as North Korea prepares to carry out its sixth nuclear test to make it the third this year.
Now it appears its closest ally China has finally decided Kim Jong-un is a liability that can no longer be countenanced:
Chinese policy-makers are in talks about how to remove Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea as new satellite images reveal preparations are underway for a sixth nuclear test.
They are also discussing supporting surgical strikes on the rogue state, said the China initiative director of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
According to the Korea Times, Professor Zhe Sun told a security forum in Washington that the Chinese were debating how best to deal with the North Korean leader.
‘Some Chinese scholars and policy makers began to talk about supporting “surgical strikes” and “decapitation” by the U.S. and South Korea as one policy option,’ he said.