Trump Team Evaluating a Response to North Korean Aggression

Lester Mason
October 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump has said that he has a different approach on North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests, asserting that the problem has reached a point where "something has to be done".

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".

Mr Ri also said the North's nuclear programme is a "precious fruition of the Korean people's bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threat of the USA imperialists and a treasured sword of justice".

The U.S. has employed every option short of military aggression to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear goals.

He said the North's strategic forces have "inexhaustible power that won't leave aggressor state America unpunished".


North Korean state media reports on the topic of the United States normally include references to the complete destruction of it and its allies. "That's a world problem, and it's a problem that has to be solved".

Kim has stood by his goal to obtain full nuclear capability despite mounting economic sanctions by the U.N. Security Council to cripples its program. She described herself as a moderate Republican but voiced anxiety about how North Korea might respond to Trump's tough talk and tweets. 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". In this case, revealing the location of the submarine equipped with twelve vertical launch tubes for Tomahawk cruise missiles, was likely to send a message to the North.

Tass quoted North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of "setting a fuse of war" with his September speech at the United Nations.

On the same day as Trump's meeting with military leaders, the U.S. Air Force flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force, after North Korea had threatened to shoot down U.S. bombers conducting such tests.

"It is the steadfast will of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to shower fire on the U.S. 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. No action by the North was observed during the 12-hour mission.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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