North Korea could launch a full-blown nuclear strike on the USA as early as July 23, 2018, according to a prediction from Britain's Ministry of Defence. Officials in Seoul have said the summit, which is to take place in Panmunjom, will focus on North Korea's nuclear disarmament, although Pyongyang has not confirmed this through its state-run media.
The report, entitled Rash or Rational?: North Korea and The Threat It Poses, argues that the country has significantly stepped up its nuclear testing over the past 24 months.
Pyongyang tested successful intercontinental ballistic missiles a year ago; the next step is attaching them with a nuclear warhead.
MPs began gathering evidence for their report in September, around the time when Pyongyang was celebrating the "perfect success" of its sixth test with a hydrogen bomb.
North Korea could be capable of launching a nuclear strike by the middle of this summer, according to an assessment by the British Ministry of Defense.
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He was also known to have accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing last month for Kim's summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. They also suggested he could be "dissuaded from the use of nuclear weapons, by means of a policy of deterrence and containment".
Despite the doomsday scenario, the Defence Committee claimed the crack pot dictator was still rational and could be reasoned with. "He is therefore unlikely to give them up now".
If there were a conflict in the region, the United Kingdom would have no legal obligation to provide military assistance but it is unlikely it would stand aside in the event of North Korean aggression, the report said.
The officials from North and South Korea on Thursday held working-level talks to discuss the logistics ahead of the inter-Korean summit slated to be held in the month-end.
The report added that North Korea could launch a cyber-attack against Britain.
"North Korea has shown an utter lack of concern about who gets hurt by such attacks".
And it warned North Korea might pass on its nuclear know how to other rogue states or terror groups.