Trump Turns Tables on North Korea

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, became dictator of North Korea.

Donald Trump says he will do what is right for the United States and what is right for the world.

"The U.S. continues to kick up the racket of frantic nuclear war drills even though the situation on the Korean peninsula is on the verge of the outbreak of a worldwide thermonuclear war", the commentary read.

In recent weeks, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test, all in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and may be fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland. Last week, he dismissed the idea of talks as a waste of time, a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was maintaining open lines of communication with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's government. Because North Korea is really a world problem, that is beyond just the United States. Meanwhile, the Chinese and Russian governments each responded on October 9 to Trump's tweet on October 7 that "only one thing will work" in terms of North Korea policy. Trump's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, later said that the president was telegraphing with the statement that "military options are on the table".

North Korea swore on Wednesday to bring "a hail of fire" after President Trump "lit the wick of war" with the Hermit Kingdom, the latest dramatic pronouncement promising conflict between the rogue regime and the United States.

"There's one thing that the U.S. Army can do, and that is you've got to be ready to ensure that we have military options that our President can employ if needed", Mattis said.

"It is the steadfast will of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to shower fire on the United States which cried out for totally destroying the DPRK and settle accounts with the showdown with the USA that has lasted century after century by dint of unprecedented strategic force", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told a delegation from Russia's TASS news agency on Wednesday, according to an English dispatch from the North's Korean Central News Agency.

Mr Trump has been tough on North Korea as the regime has fired a series of ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in recent months. No action by the North was observed during the 12-hour mission.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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