Man, Kim Jong Un just really didn't like "The Interview." More than two years after North Korea hacked Sony Pictures over the release of its comedy film portraying the assassination of Kim, the isolated dictator has built up a nuclear arsenal allowing him to destroy Los Angeles with the single push of a button, North Korea's most senior defector said in an interview this week.
The dictator could "press the button" and launch a missile at the Californian city, Thae Yong-ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador in London, told the BBC's "Victoria Derbyshire Show." He said little could deter Kim from pressing "the button on these dangerous weapons when he thinks that his rule and his dynasty is threatened."
Asked if Kim would carry out an attack against the U.S. knowing that the Pentagon would strike back, Thae replied: "Yes." The U.S. has already called on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program.
"He knows that if he loses the power then it is his last day so he may do anything, even to attack Los Angeles, because once people know that in any way you will be killed, then you will do anything. That is the human being's normal reaction," he added.