Military downplays impact of North Korea plan to launch missiles at Guam

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

Trump also said China, Pyongyang's main diplomatic ally, could "do a lot more" to pressure Kim to end his country's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

President Donald Trump on Thursday hardened his warning that North Korea would face "fire and fury" if it kept threatening the us, saying maybe that tough talk "wasn't tough enough".

"After listening for 10 minutes, I realised it's not so easy", Mr Trump said.

But the Chinese foreign ministry said Mr Xi urged Mr Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation, exercise restraint and seek a political settlement.

Such boisterous rhetoric from a U.S. President is unprecedented, but from North Korea, it's much more familiar and Pyongyang continued its usual verbal attacks on Trump and the U.S. on Thursday.

Please Wait while comments are loading. State-run media ensure that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but don't convey any sense of global concern about the situation. Tillerson added that Trump was making the consequences clear should North Korea attack the US.

President Donald Trump has issued a number of warnings to the rogue state over its threats to the U.S. and on Friday said leader Kim Jong Un will "truly regret an attack on Guam". "The plan is under consideration, then it's supposed to be handed to Kim Jong Un, then he'll make a decision", Carlin said.

The two leaders affirmed that the recent adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding North Korea was an important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, the White House after the phone call.

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Koji Tsuruoka, the Japanese ambassador to the United Kingdom, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If there is any provocation, it all comes from North Korea".

Trump previously said the US would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the USA, and in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday, he didn't back down. Judge Jeanine said. "We should have the ability to go after him first and block it".

This stern warning of Trump came hours after North Korea state media has released a detailed plan of the military to be presented before Kim Jong-Un to fire four ballistic missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to the U.S. bombers.

"Guam is located in a key position in the Pacific for the USA military".

Guam's governor was assured of his island's safety on Saturday, with United States president Donald Trump giving the territory "1000 percent" backing.

President Donald Trump says that American weapons are "locked and loaded" against North Korea.

"It's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries".

"And we assure our civilian populists, we assure the people that preparations are being made for any eventuality and we will inform communities that may be affected", Purisima added.

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