Military options 'locked & loaded' on North Korea: Donald Trump

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un not to take any action against the United States, its territories including Guam or its allies, warning he would regret such a move - and "regret it fast".

He warned that the U.S. will take action against Kim's regime "if he utters one threat, in the form of an overt threat which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years".

Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory.

August 11: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". "Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!" he tweeted. The most important reason why is that the only way he can hit back effectively at the USA is through the use of propaganda.

But Trump pushed aside the concerns, telling reporters "there are no mixed messages".

"United States forces stand ready to ensure the safety and security of the people of Guam, along with the rest of America", the White House said in a summary of Trump's call with Calvo.

He later spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who stressed the need for a peaceful resolution, Chinese TV said.

President Trump has previously chided China for not reining in North Korea, saying it could do "a lot more". North Korea still pales in comparison to the USA militarily - two nuclear tests and countless missile launches haven't changed that.

Russian Federation said the exchange of threats between Washington and North Korea anxious Moscow "very much".

North Korean state media also dubiously claimed on Saturday that 3.5 million North Koreans have asked to join the military in response to the rising tension with the U.S.

"Stay where you are, even if you are separated from your family", it said. Also at issue is the country's other weaponry that could be used to strike civilians and USA military personnel in South Korea, Japan and Guam, Lieu said.

Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be "very safe, believe me".

Instead he promised to respond to the next provocation from North Korea with what many assumed to mean nuclear force.

Earlier Friday, Trump said on Twitter that U.S.

The South Korean official said member states of ARF reaffirmed it shared the common goal of the global communities to "achieve a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner".

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