Trump handles North Korea

Rodiano Bonacci
Agosto 19, 2017

What decision? He appears to be talking about the North Korean threat to launch missiles toward Guam.

All 41 public schools opened Thursday at the start of a new school year for 30,000 students. But despite the country's claims, he says it doesn't have a missile to hit the United States mainland.

The world will need to get used to North Korea having nuclear weapons for now, according to a former top United States intelligence advisor currently visiting Australia. However, Kim Jong-un's reckless threats were responded to with a strong, assertive warning from President Trump that the U.S.is capable of responding tenfold.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared there would be no second war on the Korean Peninsula amid fears that heightened animosity could lead to real fighting.

Moon also called upon the North to accept his offer for military and family reunion talks, emphasising South Korea was not seeking a regime change nor pursuing a hostile policy towards its neighbour.

Moon stressed that he and Trump have agreed that any military action on the peninsula will take prior coordination with the South Korean government.

The New York Times reported that Moon made the comments during a nationally televised speech.

"Since yesterday we are a bit more optimistic; I think that above all Chinese pressure contributed to the statements from North Korea about definitely putting aside these ideas of firing a missile", Gabriel said in Berlin.

In response, North Korea announced its plan to fire missiles at Guam, which it said would "send a serious warning signal to the United States".

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a telephone conversation with Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's minister for foreign affairs, said tensions on the Korean peninsula were showing some signs of easing but had not passed. "You don't shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequences". With our missile defense capability, our strong naval and air force, and almost 30,000 USA soldiers in South Korea, the United States is more than capable of countering any missile launch or other acts of aggression.

Angered over the sanctions, North Korea said on August 7 it would take a "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States. North Korea views such exercises as preparations to invade it.

Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow, added that the "potential for economic pressure has been practically exhausted" and emphasized the need to encourage political settlement. "But we won't initiate or threaten a nuclear attack against any countries in the world, unless they participate in anti-North military actions by the USA", said the newspaper in a commentary.

North Korean media reported on Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had delayed the decision on firing four missiles towards Guam, a U.S. territory home to a vital air base and Navy facility, while he waited to see what the United States did next.

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