Talking of North Korea and their aggressive ways, President Trump warned the Republic that it “best not make any more threats against the United States” or it will “be met with fire and fury unlike the world has ever seen.”
As a result, Trump gave a short statement on the matter, while taking some time off his vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey:
“(Dictator Kim Jong Un) has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.” Trump said.
This response is an immediate reaction after a leaked report stated that North Korea possesses around 60 missiles ready for use at any time.
On August 5, the U.N. Security Council agreed that sanctions in regards to the problem must be implemented, after North Korea tested their second in a row missile, threatening America’s largest cities and military bases.
This sanctions include ceasing of North Korea’s $3 billion revenue, which will be cut by a third. The news broke after Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. sent a clear message to the Republic.
Without feeling jeopardized whatsoever, North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency released an official statement as well:
“The U.S.’s villainous illegal actions against our country and people will be reciprocated by thousands-fold,” KCNA said.
“The U.S., which once placed our land in a sea of blood and fire during a dreadful war, is now madly attempting to remove our foundation and structure,” the agency said. “If it thinks that it will be safe because it is across an ocean, there is no bigger misunderstanding than that.”
As per H.R. McMaster, Trump “has been very clear about it: He said he’s not going to tolerate North Korea being able to threaten the United States.”
McMaster mentioned that Trump talked to Chinese President Xi Jinping, telling him that it is of crucial importance to deal with North Korea effectively.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated earlier that if a war breaks against North Korea, it would be “more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we’ve seen since 1953,” going back to the Korean War.
He also expressed uncertainty about “the massive shelling of an ally’s capital, which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.”