I Have Tougher Attitude on N. Korea

Cheryl Sanders
October 14, 2017

The area around North Korea's nuclear test base may be destabilized after recent tremors and landslides, Reuters reported, and experts say it may not be used for tests much longer.

The USS Michigan nuclear-powered submarine enters the naval base of Busan, South Korea, on October 13, 2017.

The US has threatened Pyongyang in its own ways, recently by flying two B-1B strategic bombers in Pyongyang's backyard and test-firing ground-attack missiles earlier this week before kicking off joint naval exercises with allies South Korea and Japan on Friday.

Not all the criticism for the situation is being layed on President Trump, though, as seventy-five percent of Americans also say that comments from the North Korea leader have been detrimental.


"We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense, including a salvo of missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam", the KCNA report quoted Kim Kwang Hak, a researcher at the Institute for American Studies of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, as saying.

Earlier this week the United States held joint military exercises with Japan and South Korea in a highly provocative move in the Sea of Japan.

The drills came after US President Donald Trump suggested that military action is the only way forward to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons.

The researcher, Kim Kwang Hak, did not elaborate but recalled North Korea's August warning that it could launch missiles near Guam, home to the USA air base from which the B-1B long-range bombers took off on Tuesday. USA and South Korean warplanes also will join the exercise.


On Tuesday Trump discussed "a range of options" with his national security team to respond to North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests.

These actions "reinforce our determination about the need to tame the United States with fire, and keep our hand closer to the trigger and be ready to take any countermeasures required", the commentary said.

Today's fresh threat was published in North Korean state media, according to CNN's Will Ripley who shared the statement on Twitter. "Let's hope that diplomacy works".

But he stipulated there is "great concern" for the citizens of Guam, which features a significant number of US military installations.


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