A strong warning was issued to North Korea by President Trump on Friday.
President Trump indicated that the military was “locked and loaded” if North Korea makes any foolish decisions.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
North Korea has been testing a series of new short, medium, intermediate, and long-range missiles – although they all fall under the category of “short,” – and become increasingly provocative towards the United States in recent months.
The intercontinental ballistic missile tested twice in July is believed to be able to strike American cities, however, over the past week, Kim Jong Un has threatened to fire the missiles at a U.S. target closer to his country – Guam, the base of many U.S. strategic assets.
The President has not taken the threats lying down and has responded with his own fiery rhetoric.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” the President said before Tuesday’s White House press pool. “They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen. He 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.”
“[Kim Jong Un] has been pushing the world around for a long time,” the President explained to press on Thursday.
“If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,” President Trump said. “They should be very nervous. Things will happen to them like they never thought possible.”
“Let’s see what he does with Guam,” the President said. “It’s not a dare, it’s a statement,” he vowed.