Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

North Korea knows U.S. 'fire, fury' very well

5 Facts About North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea
Sammy Stanley | 13 August, 2017, 18:48

The man behind the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on environmental issues, but he told Newsweek for an interview published Friday that diplomatic crises over North Korea's nuclear weapons program is another story.

The ongoing talks have included discussions about U.S.

The case of American student Otto Warmbier, who died following his release from North Korea, was included in those talks. He sounds like the leader of North Korea - not the leader of the United States.

The talks ramped up after President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to the source familiar with the negotiations, with the US side aiming to secure the release of Warmbier and the other Americans held in North Korea. North Korea responded by saying it was considering a plan to attack Guam and dismissed Trump's warnings as a "load of nonsense".

North Korea Details Plan to Fire Missiles at Guam
At present, Seoul is allowed to possess ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometres and payload of 500 kilogrammes. The US military has a huge footprint across south-east Asia and the Pacific, particularly in Japan and South Korea.

"Trump and Macron pledged to work together with allies and partners to enforce United Nations sanctions and achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said.

On Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is ready to counter the threat from North Korea, but also said the effort is being "diplomatically led". "It would be catastrophic".

Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the USA, it will be met with "fire and fury".

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