Politics Trump escalates 'fire and fury' threat to NKorea

22:15  10 august  2017
22:15  10 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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President Donald Trump says that perhaps his 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea "wasn't tough enough." Trump is issuing a new warning over the North's development of nuclear weapons.

Trump says North Korea "better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble."

The president was addressing reporters during his vacation at his New Jersey golf club before a security briefing with top advisers.

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North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats , with President Donald Trump threatening Pyongyang "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam.

It's the latest warning since he said earlier this week that North Korea faces "retaliation with fire and fury unlike any the world has seen before."

North Korea has said it may attack Guam in retaliation.

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CIA director says Trump’s “fire and fury” warning wasn’t a red line .
CIA Director Mike Pompeo dismissed reports that North Korea’s nuclear and missile program are moving faster than previously thought. "That's actually not true," he said. "It's not moving faster than policymakers knew." Pompeo said that the U.S. was, "not at an imminent risk of an attack taking place today" from North Korea. "It's not something that is imminent and the American people should know that this administration is doing everything within its power, the president has enabled the intelligence community, the Department of Defense, to be sure that we're protecting America from this threat.

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