USA has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months

14 August, 2017, 00:21 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Trump's warning came after the North threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan towards the US Pacific island of Guam.

North Korea's military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the U.S. island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury".

Savage, the author of the best-selling "Trump's War: His Battle for America", noted Kim's threats are more than just talk, "he's actually been firing missiles". Can you guess who said it?

"Now, North Korea is smaller than [we are]".

The Trump administration has been quietly engaging in the back-channel communication for several months, discussing Americans imprisoned in North Korea - including University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier - as well as the battered current state of relations, the Associated Press reported yesterday.

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Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.

"Because we don't really know what's gonna happen, you know".

Predictably, North Korea responded to Trump's bluster with more saber-rattling, threatening to blow up Guam, a USA territory that is within range of a North Korean rocket attack.

One available option is the proposed Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, which would prohibit the president from launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior congressional approval.

"I hope people learn from history and don't repeat that. I think there is still time for other measures, sanctions, diplomacy and all those kind of things", the former spy master warned. Because I care about humanity, I'll share a few essential tips from my unpublished pamphlet, "How to Prepare for Donald Trump's Mouth Apocalypse". Sure, they're nutty and will probably never stop telling you how the fluoridation of tap water led to government mind control, but they might let you into their bunkers or share some of their potted meats. "I'd say [Trump's] being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch".

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    I'd say he's being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. Trump has called on China to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear program.
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    Pompeo declined to say how long it will be before North Korea could carry out such a nuclear attack on the USA mainland. In response, Mr Trump said North Korea should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happened to Guam.

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    Both sides have used hostile rhetoric, with President Donald Trump threatening "fire and fury" on the North. That prompted a new round of United Nations economic sanctions, which angered Mr Kim's regime.


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