Politics Trump escalates 'fire and fury' threat to NKorea

22:15  10 august  2017
22:15  10 august  2017 Source:   ap.org

Japanese fighters conducted air drills with U.S. B-1B bombers on Tuesday

  Japanese fighters conducted air drills with U.S. B-1B bombers on Tuesday Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with U.S. supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests. The exercise around Japan's southern Kyushu island involved two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and two Japanese F-2 jet fighters, Japan's Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said in a news release.North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering a strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, hours after President Donald trump said any threat from Pyongyang would be met with "fire and fury.

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.

“Maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said in the latest round of an escalating exchange of threats between the two nuclear-armed nations. Related Articles: Trump warns NKorea of ‘ fire and fury ’ as nuke threat worsens.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak to reporters before a security briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, August 10, 2017, © (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump arrives to speak to reporters before a security briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, August 10, 2017,

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.

Washington Reacts to Trump's 'Fire and Fury' Warning to North Korea

  Washington Reacts to Trump's 'Fire and Fury' Warning to North Korea U.S. lawmakers criticized the President's remarks, while North Korea hinted they may act in spite of Trump's threat.Donald Trump's fierce new threat against North Korea is unsettling official Washington as much as anything he has done so far as president.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is working with its allies on a diplomatic solution to escalating tensions with North Korea. President Donald Trump says that perhaps his ' fire and fury ' warning to North Korea "wasn't tough enough."

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.

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.

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire. KCNA via Reuters North Korea's missile program

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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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