Trump and North Korea: What could come next


Get your act together or you will be in trouble, you North Korea you.

"They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said.

But Trump's comments sparked widespread unease, with many observers noting they sounded more like North Korea's trademark rhetoric than the usually cautious diplomatic language employed by USA presidents.

"And it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries".

The Japanese government said Thursday it "can never tolerate" provocations from North Korea after the country's military said it was finalizing a plan to launch missiles towards Guam that would fly over Japan.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was in Guam this week on a previously scheduled visit, had earlier played down Mr Trump's "fire and fury" warning, saying he did not believe there was an imminent threat from North Korea and "Americans should sleep well at night". "So if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough", Trump said.

Tillerson's diplomatic track was already a steep and rocky trail - despite early success last week with the UN Security Council's adoption of tough new sanctions against North Korea.

He was asked what would be tougher than the threat.

At one point, Libya's Gaddafi had various weapons of mass destruction programs but made a decision to give up in an agreement with the US and the U.K. Less than a decade later, his 42-year regime was overthrown and he was hunted down and killed.

"No, I never said that", Gorka said in response to the anchor saying there was audio of his BBC interview.

From there the £800million spy plane would go on to intercept North Korean intelligence communications in a bid to discover the location of Kim Jong-un's military bases.

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A nuclear action would be devastating to a huge area, and ultimately to the United States.

The war of words between the two have been heating up following news North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside missiles.

The president declined to talk about potential preemptive strikes against North Korea, but left the door open for possible action. "But if China helps us, I feel a lot differently toward trade, a lot differently toward trade".

"President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric undermines our global credibility and is unlikely to de-escalate the situation", Sen.

"We lose hundreds of billions of dollars a year on trade with China", Trump said. "I'll tell you why".

North Korea is barred under United Nations resolutions from any use of ballistic missile technology but six sets of United Nations sanctions since Pyongyang's first nuclear test in 2006 have failed to halt its drive for what it insists are defensive weapons.

State media said rockets would land in waters about 18 to 25 miles from the tiny Pacific island, home to about 163,000 people - as well as a USA military base.

But he once again suggested that he expected China to "do a lot more" to bring North Korea into line. It's not going to continue like that.

North Korea said the plan, which involves the missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) from the island, could be sent to leader Kim for approval within a week or so.

"Sure, we'll always consider negotiations". The report did not mention any threat of the use of nuclear missiles near Guam.

"I'm 100 percent confident that if President Trump had to use military force to deny the North Koreans the capability to strike America with a nuclear-tipped missile, he would do that", Mr Graham added.