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Trump on North Korea Feud: 'Fire and Fury' not Tough Enough

Trump on North Korea Feud: 'Fire and Fury' not Tough Enough

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Thursday, demanding that Kim Jong Un's government "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble. Trump added his voice on Thursday, insisting that if North Korea took any steps to even think about an attack, it would have reason to be nervous. He said North Korea "better get its act together" or "things will happen to them like they never thought possible".

"I'd like to de-nuke the world", said Trump, the same afternoon in which he claimed his prior threat to bring "fire and fury" upon North Korea "wasn't tough enough".

His team assumed that he would be asked about North Korea during a scheduled media appearance tied to a meeting the president was planning to hold at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, about the opioid epidemic.

The declaration came after Mr Trump boasted on Twitter that the USA nuclear arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful than ever before".

Despite the strong words, the president said Thursday he'd be open to negotiations with North Korea, "but they've been negotiating now for 25 years".

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North Korea's Army will complete the plans in mid-August, when they will be ready for leader Kim Jong-un's order, state-run KCNA news agency reported citing General Kim Rak-gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army.

President Trump warned North Korea this afternoon about what will happen if the rogue regime attacks the USA or its allies.

Trump declined to specify what would be tougher than "fire and fury" or whether he was considering a preemptive strike.

"Nobody, including North Korea, is going to be threatening us", he assured. He said his previous "fire and fury" warning to Pyongyang might have been too mild. Guam is home to about 163,000 people and a US military base that includes a submarine squadron, an airbase and a Coast Guard group.

He said his administration never addresses such plans in public.

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There's no question that the situation with Kim Jong Un is getting tense; but Russian Federation and China have an interest in keeping Kim under some kind of control, and he has an interest in not roiling his relations with those allies.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson became the obvious choice to calm the waters, which he did during a refuelling stop in Guam, the same island threatened by North Korea.

North Korea has laid out plans as to how it would launch a missile strike on the USA territory of Guam, and the tension with Washington has spooked markets. "But if China helps us, I feel a lot differently toward trade, a lot differently toward trade".

US Senator Lindsey Graham, a key Republican voice on foreign policy, said that based on his conversations with Trump he believes the president would be willing to launch a pre-emptive strike to prevent Pyongyang from launching a nuclear attack on the US homeland.

The statement said the army would complete by mid-August a plan for the Guam attack, which would involve four rockets flying over Japan, and submit it to Kim Jong-Un for consideration as a "crucial warning to the United States".

"I don't think they mean that".

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.

The UN Security Council last week approved severe economic sanctions against North Korea for firing two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.

He said the country has grappled with drug problems before, such as a wave of LSD and other drugs when he was growing up. If our respected Supreme Comrade Kim Jong-Un gives us the order, I will become the nuclear warhead of the ICBM to smash down the USA mainland the nest of evils, " according to AFP. It's not going to continue like that.

For the secretary of state to do one of his core job responsibilities - representing the U.S. in vital, high-level negotiations - foreign countries need to believe that he's actually speaking for the president when he or she makes policy pronouncements or commits to a negotiated deal.


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