Escalating tensions, Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury'

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 9, 2017

In response, North Korea warned that the United States would "pay dearly", condemned the sanctions, and refused to negotiate its nuclear program.

This comes just hours after President Donald Trump said any North Korean threat to the USA would be met with "fire and fury".

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, an worldwide menace with his escalating bellicosity and developing nuclear capability, warned that his nation might take "physical action" in retaliation for the newly tightened United Nations sanctions.

The Washington Post is reporting that us intelligence officials assess that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Earlier Tuesday, the Washington Post and NBC said the communist country had completed manufacturing a warhead that could fit on an ICBM, which pushes North Korea closer to becoming a nuclear power.

Both North Korea's and Trump's are obviously terrifying for Americans living within 100 miles of, say, a major metropolis in striking distance of a nuclear warhead, or near an airbase that houses the nation's nuclear arsenal.

"Everyone wants to avoid military confrontation, and the path ahead there is for North Korea to comply with the United Nations sanctions and for worldwide pressure to push them in that direction".

The Post said the assessment's broad conclusions were verified by two USA officials familiar with the analysis.

Guam Homeland Security is calling on residents to stay calm amid reports North Korea is examining a plan to strike the territory.

After the President's remarks, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" plans to strike territories of the USA, such as Guam which is home to approximately 6,000 United States troops and is about 2,100 miles from North Korea. On Tuesday, Trump had even tweeted that the USA was making progress in securing the cooperation of China and Russian Federation. KCNA also published a post titled "U.S".

On Monday, North Korea issued a similarly strong threat to the U.S.

"The North Korean regime is going to have to make a choice", said North Korea sanctions expert Anthony Ruggiero.

"For now, we advise the community to remain calm, remember that there are defenses in place for threats such as North Korea and to continue to remain prepared for all hazards".

In an interview in January, Trump said he wanted the United States to be "at the top of the pack" when it comes to its nuclear weapons program.

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