Military options 'locked & loaded' on North Korea: Donald Trump

Military options 'locked & loaded' on North Korea: Donald Trump

"I will tell you this", he said, "if North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent, or our allies or us - they can be very, very nervous".

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely", President Trump said on Friday, in his latest salvo in the exchange of rhetoric with the isolated regime.

On Thursday, Trump attacked the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally, saying: "He has disrespected our country greatly". "Was this statement signed off on by anyone?"

Trump has warned the North that it would "truly regret" attacking the USA, and that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded". Almost two weeks after the launch, he tweeted, without mentioning the missile test: "North Korea is behaving very badly".

The threats follow a week of escalating rhetoric between the two countries after the USA threatened "fire and fury" against the rogue state.

China has repeatedly called for negotiations and scorned military action.

Guam is a sovereign United States territory and hosts 3,831 military personnel.

Over the last week, Trump has issued stern warnings about the US response to North Korea, saying the United States will respond with "fire, fury and frankly power" to such threats.

A new poll from Public Policy Polling released by Axios on Friday morning shows 82 percent of Americans say they are afraid of nuclear war with North Korea. "She's certainly not referring to the United States, that I can tell you".

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North Korea's relationship with the US has always been rooted in bitter acrimony, with its periodic threats of annihilating America sounding nearly quaint, coming, as they do, from an impoverished nation of 25 million.

She said that if North Korea attacks first, they will be "wiped out" by the U.S. But never before has Pyongyang's bluster been matched by a U.S. President's. Along with a bigger set of maneuvers held every spring, the exercises are routinely met by strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures from North Korea.

224316224313224313How likely is a military conflict with North Korea?President Trump said the USA and its military is ready to deal with any provocation by the Pyongyang regime.

Trump previously said the USA would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the US, and in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday, he didn't back down.

But he added: "Hopefully, it will all work out".

"The North Koreans really have to start understanding that this is a global issue", he said.

As former NSA analyst John Schindler told PRI, it's much more hard to gather accurate intel on a country with which we have no diplomatic or trade relations, and what's more, the North Koreans know we're spying on them and do what they can to deceive us.

During that war, Japan occupied Guam until USA forces helped liberate it. Guam's called the tip of the spear for that reason. "They can try to make it be about Guam, but we already have other countries stepping up to the plate saying they are not going to tolerate any aggression toward the territory".

Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said: "Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over the top".

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