Trump Promises "Fire And Fury" For North Korea

Lawmakers slam Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ toward North Korea

Lawmakers slam Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ toward North Korea

Guam's governor, Eddie Baza Calvo, released a video address Wednesday, reassuring the island's residents that there was no escalated threat.

Any armed conflict between the two adversaries would be "the worst case scenario" for China, Zhao added, saying there was no indication yet how Chinese President Xi Jinping would react to any hostilities.

Bordallo issued a statement saying Pentagon officials have assured her that the territory is protected.

President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report today said USA intelligence believes Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Pyongyang says its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are a legitimate means of defence against perceived US hostility, including joint military drills with South Korea.

Which U.S. state is closest to North Korea? Inflammatory rhetoric on both sides will make that more likely. North Korea has vowed to continue its missile program.

"Whether we've got them backed into a corner or not is hard to say", he added.

North Korea needed to realise that its provocations are making the country more isolated and it should respond to the South's proposal for dialogue, the official said. "They are the ones that are threatening the peace of the region and the world".

The U.S. has expressed a willingness to work with Kim.

After Kim's second ICBM test, experts said it appeared the "re-entry vehicle" that would carry a warhead back into Earth's atmosphere from space had failed.

That came a day after China and Russian Federation joined with the United States in a unanimous U.N. Security Council vote approving the toughest economic sanctions yet against the increasingly isolated regime. The human carnage that could result from any North Korean attack on South Korea in response to United States military action has also given USA leaders pause.

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the Post said the assessment's broad conclusions were verified by two U.S. officials familiar with the analysis, and CNN said it had confirmed the report.

The North Korean statement on Guam references this action.

But the USA military has flexed its muscles by conducting joint military drills with Japan and South Korea and conducting show-of-force operations.

Despite the advance, North Korea still must overcome technical hurdles before it can claim to have perfected its nuclear weapons technology. A day earlier, two US B-1 bombers flew from Guam over the Korean peninsula as part of its "continuous bomber presence", a U.S. official said.

"If they don't, we will wake up one morning and discover North Korea has tested a hydrogen bomb or a three-stage ICBM - and that could hit ALL of the USA homeland".

Trump's warning came after the Defense Intelligence Agency determined that North Korea had produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead, according to a report by The Washington Post.

In a statement distributed by the state-run news agency on Wednesday, the North Korean army said it was studying a plan to create an "enveloping fire" in areas around Guam with medium to long-range ballistic missiles.

Trump's broadside on Tuesday sparked warnings that he was pouring fire on an already volatile situation, and could be playing into Pyongyang's hands by validating its narrative that the United States wants to go to war with North Korea - a rallying point for the regime.

President Trump's comments sound as if they were penned by Pyongyang.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to the US territory of Guam.

North Korea's threat came after Trump's extraordinary remarks at his New Jersey resort of Bedminster Tuesday.

"We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe", Schumer said in a statement issued Tuesday.

That is a key benchmark in the country's attempt to become a fully-fledged nuclear power.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the resolution "the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against the North Korean regime" and "the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation".

That would mean North Korea has passed a crucial threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power.

Beijing has maintained a clear and consistent position on North Korea for months, calling on multiple occasions for Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons program in exchange for the USA and South Korea holding off on military drills.

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