President Donald Trump once again ratcheted up the rhetoric between the United States and North Korea.
“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully, Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
Tensions have been running high since Trump, in off-the-cuff remarks, warned “fire and fury” on North Korea after it was reported Kim Jong-un was now capable of loading a missile with a nuclear weapon.
“(Kim) has been very threatening beyond a normal state,” Trump said. “They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
He then mused on Thursday that perhaps his remarks were not tough enough
North Korea responded, quite predictably, with over the top threats of their own, including a threat on the US territory of Guam and “final doom.”
“The U.S. would suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure.” the statement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) read in their latest provocation in Trump/Kim Jong-un war of words.
NEW: North Korea releases statement vowing to “mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs” and say the US would suffer “a shameful defeat" pic.twitter.com/pMgEOihMy9
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) August 10, 2017