Trump says he will speak with China's Xi about North Korea

13 August, 2017, 22:03 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • US Air Force B-1B Lancers flying on patrol near the Korean peninsula

During a lengthy exchange with reporters, President Trump said that his threat to bring "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States may not have gone far enough. "He has been very threatening beyond a normal statement".

Trump's latest comments were a continuation of days of incendiary rhetoric, including his warning on Tuesday that the United States would unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it threatened the United States.

Trump's statement came after Ri told a regional security forum in Manila Monday that Pyongyang was prepared to use its nuclear force against Washington in retribution for sanctions passed by the UN Security Council, which was led by the United States.

North Korea parades ballistic missiles across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15.

For years, North Korea has claimed Guam is within its missiles' striking distance, making furious statements each time when the US flew powerful bombers from the island's air base to the Korean Peninsula. DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The fact sheet noted that if North Korea delivers its promise to fire a quartet of ballistic missiles at Guam, emergency response personnel would provide information to "take shelter, go to a specific location, or evacuate a specific area" via radio, news or online sources. The chilling two-page fact sheet details what citizens of the 162,000-populated island that houses 6,000 USA troops should do to survive the worst outcome of the boiling tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

The situation, said the North, required its army to keep an eye on Guam and take "practical actions of significance to neutralize it".

Asked if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

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"North Korea has always threatened other countries".

The plan calls for sending 12 rockets over Japan to crash in the waters about 30 miles from Guam, which is 2,100 miles east of the Korean peninsula.

The president warned that if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before - what will happen in North Korea".

Military officials say they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.

He later retweeted a posting from U.S. Pacific Command that showed B-1B Lancer bomber planes on Guam that "stand ready to fulfill USFK's #FightTonight mission if called upon to do so". The United Nations this month tightened sanctions on Pyongyang after it tested two ICBMs created to carry nuclear warheads to the United States.

Governor Eddie Calvo describes his island to those who don't know it as a "mini Hawaii" and puts the chances of a direct missile hit at a million-to-one because of the multi layers of Pacific defences, the last being those on Guam itself.

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