Korean War Part II: Trump Responds to North Korea’s Threat

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President Trump might have just escalated the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. with a threat that the reclusive state would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” if they continue threatening the U.S. with a nuclear attack.

There Will Be ‘Fire and Fury’

On Tuesday, the U.S. leader issued an unseen ultimatum to North Korea, warning its leader Kim Jong Un not to threaten the United States with a nuclear strike.

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen…,

Trump told a group of reporters gathered at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

The president added that Kim has been issuing threats “beyond a normal state.” The comments come in the wake of U.S. intelligence reports that the rogue state has built a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

In response to Trump’s threats, Pyongyang said they were reviewing the operational plan to bomb strategic territory around Guam in the Pacific, which hosts the Andersen Air Force base.

North Korea’s latest threat was issued Tuesday and publicized Wednesday and had no official response to Trump’s ultimatum. The North Koreans did express anger over a U.S. bomber’s flyby during military drills with South Koreans and the Japanese earlier this week.

Trump then touted the power of the U.S.’ nuclear arsenal after Kim Jong Un threatened Guam.

Umm…shots fired?

North Asia on the Brink

On Wednesday, the isolationist regime threatened the U.S. that a “pre-emptive strike” was no longer “the monopoly of the U.S.” The escalating tensions in the region have pushed North Asia to the brink. South Korea said they were working on ramping up their defense against the North Korean threat.

I believe we need a defense reform at a level of a complete overhaul, instead of minor improvements or modifications,

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday.

The South Korean leader did not comment on Trump’s ‘fire-and-fury’ threat. When Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was asked to comment on the U.S. leader’s words, he replied the country agreed with a strong U.S. response.
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