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".

See: Opioids are ravaging the USA, but they're still the best pain drugs we've got.

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.

More news: Russian Federation says worldwide sanctions on Venezuela "not constructive" (ROSN)
More news: Fed climate report finds 'extreme' conditions, despite Trump's cold shoulder
More news: Modi ruined Gujarat, now he's ruining country: Ahmed Patel

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.

  • Seoul, North Korea distance = DC, Baltimore distance

    The Moon administration has moved to embrace the USA emphasis on increased sanctions and military deterrence. "With the ongoing problems we have with North Korea there's always the possibility of war", said Dr.
    Congressman Mo Brooks: President Trump misled into making endorsement

    Congressman Mo Brooks: President Trump misled into making endorsement

    Luther Strange a week before a Republican primary that has been fought, in part, over who has been most loyal to the president. The full tweet reads: "Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama".
    Swiss franc set for biggest single day rise in 2.5yrs

    Swiss franc set for biggest single day rise in 2.5yrs

    In commodities, USA crude fell 0.67 percent to $49.23 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.58, down 0.23 percent on the day. United States crude rose 0.69 per cent to US$49.51 per barrel and Brent was last at US$52.66, up 1 per cent on the day.
  • 'Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen' (ALL) Gets PS4/XOne Date - Trailer

    'Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen' (ALL) Gets PS4/XOne Date - Trailer

    Players can choose between nine different class-types and set out, with up to three AI companions, on an adventure. Capcom will give fans a closer look at Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on the PS4 and Xbox One later today.

    Hot Performer of the day: Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

    Nelson Roberts Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 1.83% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Royal Bank Of Scotland Public Ltd Company reported 0.08% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).
    Investors move to safe havens as U.S.  and North Korea trade threats

    Investors move to safe havens as U.S. and North Korea trade threats

    Falls of just 0.3% were recorded by both the Dow Jones industrial average and the more broad-based S&P 500 in early trading. European markets closed higher: London's FTSE rose 0.1 per cent, Paris added 0.2 per cent and Frankfurt rose 0.3 per cent.
  • Judge won't give Texas 'sanctuary city' ban early blessing

    Judge won't give Texas 'sanctuary city' ban early blessing

    District Court judge in Austin refused his request to consolidate the multiple lawsuits filed against SB 4. However, if he doesn't make a decision before September 1, Texas will be allowed to start enforcing SB4.
    'DJ grabbed my bare ass,' Taylor Swift tells court

    'DJ grabbed my bare ass,' Taylor Swift tells court

    On cross-examination Wednesday, Swift's attorney, Doug Baldridge, questioned the positioning of Mueller's hands at the photo-op. She says she wants to be an example to other assault victims. "I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time", Andrea Swift said.
    EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

    EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

    Mattis said the Defense Department works very closely with allies to ensure that there are multilateral military options and a military solution to the crisis.
  • At least 36 killed in road tunnel coach crash in China

    At least 36 killed in road tunnel coach crash in China

    Such long-distance buses are a common mode of transport , particularly for migrant workers and other Chinese with low incomes. The coach was traveling from the southwestern city of Chengdu to Luoyang city in China's central Henan province.

    Which Browns quarterback impressed the most vs. the Saints?

    On the next carry, fellow running back Daniel Lasco ran through a hole on the left side of the offensive line for a 14-yard gain. And even though Brock Osweiler is starting tonight's game, it is still a wide open competition for the starting job.

    Mattis warns North Korea not to invite 'destruction'

    On Tuesday, Trump warned North Korea not to make any more threats against the United States. A "grossly overmatched" North Korea "would lose" any conflict it starts, U.S.