Trump: 'Fire And Fury' Statement About North Korea 'Wasn't Tough Enough'

12 Août, 2017, 00:10 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
  • An aerial view of U.S. Naval Base Guam

"He has been very threatening - beyond a normal statement - and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which the world has never seen before", Trump said.

The European Union (EU) on Thursday expanded its North Korean sanctions blacklist as fiery rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang sent tensions soaring.

Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of his threats against North Korea, Trump said, "It's the first time they heard it like they heard it".

"The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan", the report said.

"He has disrespected our country greatly", Trump said of North Korea's leader. "And they should be very nervous", Trump said.

"I just want the sense of nostalgia, to see a country that is poor, like (China was) when I was young", said a man in his early 50s, from Jilin province, declining to give his name.

"It's much better for all of us if we have a foreign policy based on peace and justice and human rights all around the world".

The United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific would demolish North Korea in any conceivable military scenario. Needless to say, "initiating a review" does nothing to renovate or modernize anything.

Guam has a bloody legacy: On December 7, 1941, hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, it was captured by the Japanese who occupied the island for two and a half years.

"If Guam or Honolulu or Los Angeles is threatened with an attack, it is my hope that a U.S. president will be very clear in his message to potential adversaries that there will be overwhelming force". "The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical", he told the BBC.

But how did this dispute start?

He spoke as North Korea accused him of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

While vacationing at his New Jersey golf course, Trump told the press pool Thursday that his "fire and fury" warning didn't strike enough fear into the dictator's heart.

He is tweeting: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

Launches are detected almost instantly because the missiles pick up the infrared heat signature of the launch.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "troubled by the increase in confrontational rhetoric " on North Korea, a spokesman said.

North Korea said its military would finalize the plan by mid-August, then wait for Kim's order. "The Japanese government supports this attitude".

Britain also praised Trump's stance, with UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft telling reporters that London "stands shoulder to shoulder with the United States" in tackling the nuclear threat from North Korea.

"You can feast on the North Korean speciality food by warm and hospitable North Koreans", it says.

Defense officials in Seoul confirmed Friday that the exercises are expected to begin without any delays, but refused to provide further details.

In a July 6 speech in Berlin, Mr Moon vowed to build on the legacies of late liberal leaders Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun and their so-called 'Sunshine Policy'.

Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"?