Trump warns North Korea that USA is `locked and loaded´

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 12, 2017

And China has responded to the president's threats by putting both the DPRK and the US on notice: If North Korea strikes first it can not count on China's help to defend it, but if the USA tries a pre-emptive attack, all bets are off. But it was not known until now that the contacts have continued, or that they have broached matters other than USA detainees, the Associated Press reports.

"President Donald Trump says his critics are only complaining about his tough rhetoric on North Korea "because it's me". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has emphasized publicly that the US' goal is to start talks with North Korea - with the important caveat that Pyongyang first relinquish its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

North Korea's weapons program has developed significantly since then.

President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies. These types of talks are often used to manage hard diplomatic situations and while they don't involve current representatives of the United States government or the ruling administration, they establish lines of communication through think tank experts and former officials.

France is a member of the Security Council, which approved fresh sanctions on North Korea this month for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile testing.

James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, likened the volley of bombastic words between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the lead up to World War I.

On Friday, he tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

"I think it's only fair to point out he inherited this crisis", Mr. Gore told Newsweek. Trump's comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open.

Gordon Humphrey has written a letter to the state's congressional delegation, calling President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat to North Korea "crazy" and questioning his fitness as president.

There, Yun learned about the health condition of Otto Warmbier, the young American who had gone to North Korea on a short trip, only to be arrested for allegedly stealing a poster.

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