Pentagon Ready to 'Fight Tonight' as Tensions Between US, North Korea Escalate
13 August, 2017, 20:09 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Trump doubled down Thursday, saying his previous bold statements might not have been "strong enough" for Kim Jong Un, whose regime announced a plan to fire four missiles near the US island territory of Guam in response to the White House's bold rhetoric.
The call came after Mr. Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies. On Thursday, Trump said his original statement "wasn't tough enough". I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong-un think that he needs to strike first.
"As Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un trade threats and tensions escalate, the danger is growing". I'd say he's being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch.
A White House statement said Trump and President Emmanuel Macron had discussed "the increasingly risky situation associated with North Korea's destabilising and escalatory behaviour".
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United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed North Korean issues and agreed to work to denuclearize North Korea.
Mr Rudd, who just returned to the USA from a trip to China, said "the Chinese baseline conclusion" is Mr Trump's threat of unilateral military action against North Korea was just "one huge bluff".
President Trump has continued to issue similarly incendiary threats, tweeting: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".
Trump has called on China to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
In response, Japan began on Saturday to deploy its missile defense system Patriot, after threats from Pyongyang. North Korea has lashed back at the US following President Donald Trump's latest warnings .
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Ambassador Nikki Haley "has [gained] diplomatic traction" and "is gaining diplomatic results", according to the BBC. The North was responding to Trump's threat in a statement from its military carried by state-run news agency KCNA.