Any hopes that Kim Jong-un of North Korea would be less hateful than his father, were dashed following his announcement proclaiming the United States as a "sworn enemy". The North Korean dictator defied the Security Union, the United Nations the United States and its allies, when he not only threatened, but promised to continue long-range rocket and nuclear testing in what he termed an "all-out-action". He continued his threat against the United States stating, "Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival."
Kim Jong-Un came to power following the death of his father. The world has watched with rapt attention since the successor of Kim-Jong-il fired five nuclear test rockets, one as recent as the 12th of December. The United Nations and the U.N. Security Council were joined by the United States and the international community in condemning the action. Former Under-Secretary of Defense, Michelle Flournoy called the December nuclear test launch a "clear provocation" and "violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea".
White House Secretary Jay Carney called the December launch by Pyongyang, a "flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions", and United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice condemning the action, found it obvious that North Korea was "still determined to pursue its nuclear program without regard for its international obligations...”U.N. Ambassador Rice also stated that, "members of the Council would work in a concerted fashion to send North Korea a clear message that its violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions have consequences".
The most recent statement by the North Korean dictator makes it apparent that he supposedly doesn't care. Despite the heavy sanctions Jong-un is flexing his muscles and thumbing his nose at the international community. Taking a flagrant, defiant tone, the dictator said on state-run-media-“We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out..."
The December activity was the first successful test launch by North Korea, but its fifth bold attempt to test capabilities. The country is clearly getting better at it. Last spring a rocket exploded shortly following takeoff.
United States Envoy to North Korea, urged the country's dictator not to explode an atomic device, saying, "It will be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they were to do it."