Korean Peninsula could be on the brink of war

“China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could spin out of control” as a result of North Korea’s stated intention to conduct a nuclear weapon test “at any time” and the United States’ possible intention to launch a “pre-emptive strike ahead of any nuclear test.”

“The United States and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for tat, with swords drawn and bows bent, and there have been storm clouds gathering,” is the way China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, put it, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.

“If they let war break out on the peninsula, they must shoulder that historical culpability and pay the corresponding price for this,” Mr. Wang warned.

It’s anybody’s guess, what’s gonna happen next.