Trump's Fury Over North Korea Means Little for Stocks

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

"Mr. president, as the governor of Guam, representing the people of Guam, and as an American citizen, I have never felt more safe or so confident, with you at the helm", he said.

"I think you know the answer to that", Trump said.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely", Trump tweeted Friday morning.

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping in July. The plan would be sent to Kim for approval just before or as the U.S. Specifically, two sticks: sanctions and bombs.

The forum members also urged North Korea to comply with obligations stated in the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

But even USA partners in the Gulf Arab world aren't on board.

Many soldiers are used as a labor force to compensate for the ineffective North Korean economy, so the army is not only about military organization.

In addition to supporting the North Korean economy by hiring laborers, Gulf states, such as the United Arab Emirates, another USA ally in the region, purchase weapons from North Korea.

The new punishment could cost North Korea $1 billion a year, and even China voted for the US-drafted proposal. At a regional conference in Manila, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he warned his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho, "Do not violate the U.N.'s decision or provoke the worldwide society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests".

Television footage showed military vehicles carrying launchers and other equipment for the surface-to-air system entering a Japanese base in Kochi before dawn.

North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the United States territory of Guam.

This might push the entire region into a fresh arms race.

The PAC-3 deployment is created to prepare for a contingency if any North Korean missiles malfunction and come down over Japan for technological or other reasons.

An article in The New York Times lays out theoretical USA and Japanese defenses-while Washington and Japan have the tools to intercept the missile, there are many variables involved in shooting down a missile warhead streaking over the Pacific at thousands of miles an hour.

Tillerson also said handling North Korea requires a "combined" message, and the president has "made it clear" he prefers a "diplomatic solution". China, however, is a different story.

This week, Washington and Pyongyang have several times exchanged sharp statements.

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

China has called on South Korea and the suspend large-scale military exercises in return for the North halting its programs in order to facilitate talks.

Russian and German leadership expressed concern in recent days over the president's rhetoric, after he wrote on Twitter that the United States is "locked and loaded" ahead of any action by the North. "North Koreans are not suicidal". That makes it unlikely he'd ever actually fire a nuclear warhead. However, "the bigger threat", he said, "is accidentally stumbling into war", which is possible, given "the incoherent signally from the [Trump] administration".

The war of words has continued between the USA and the North over the last week.

In 2013, a Gallup poll showed that 83 percent of Americans believed North Korea developing nuclear weapons was a critical threat to the USA (exactly on par with concern with Iran's growing nuclear program).

"It's going to be a very hard threading of the needle. Those words are very, very easy to understand", the president said.

"The president's rhetoric could be aimed at China, but largely it is aimed at North Korea, trying to deter", Roehrig said. "But we think lots of good things could happen". "Frankly, you could have said that about the last three presidents".

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