Trump Says 'Something Has To Be Done' On North Korea

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

Tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to ramp up after the U.S. staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression by flying two B-1B supersonic bombers from an air base in Guam to the South for drills with South Korean jets.

North Korea did not follow through on its threat to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, but the escalating tensions have sparked concerns about a possible military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, which remains technically in a state of war as the bloody 1950 53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a formal peace treaty.

The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea and also include reports to the allies' senior commanders, Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker was quoted as saying BBC Tuesday.

"We are maintaining an upgraded monitoring effort to guard against any developments", the source said.

A total of six military planes - including two B-1B bombers - took part in the show of force.

A South Korean Aegis destroyer has also been deployed. The warship is equipped with a SPY-1D radar that can detect a missile launch within a range of 200 miles.

He has also played down hopes for direct talks between the United States and North Korea as touted by his own Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Commenting on a Trump statement that the United States might withdraw from a nuclear deal with Iran, Peskov said such a move would have "negative consequences". "Policy didn't work!" the US president said in a Twitter post on Monday.

He said in October that "only one thing will work" in relation to North Korea.

"Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing".

Recently North Korea has instigated two missiles over Japan and carried out its sixth nuclear test, as it progresses speedily towards its aim of expanding a nuclear-tipped missile competent of devastating the US Mainland.

Trump repeatedly has made clear his distaste for dialogue with North Korea.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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