Trump Tweets as North Korea Threatens the United States over New Sanctions

Kristopher Drake
August 9, 2017

About 75 percent of those polled said North Korea's nuclear program is a critical threat facing the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.

During an hour-long phone call, Moon and Trump said they would continue cooperating to rein in North Korea, particularly ahead of a regular joint military drill set for late August, South Korean presidential office spokesman Park Su-hyun told a media briefing.

He seemed to be responding to the recent reports that North Korea has successfully created a nuclear weapon that can fit inside its missiles, a step closer to the nation developing the ability to wage war on the United States.

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday over its continued missile tests that could slash the reclusive country's $US3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said over the weekend that "all options" are on the table to deal with North Korea.

The survey also shows that about 90 percent of those questioned believe North Korea should not be allowed to create nuclear weapons, and that Americans overwhelmingly support sanctions against North Korea and businesses that do business with the hermit kingdom.

The move came in response to North Korea's latest missile launches in July, which it, as well as South Korea and the United States, claimed were intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.


Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in NY.

The Post cited parts of an analysis conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency that says the intelligence community thinks North Korea has "nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery" - including in intercontinental ballistic missiles.

According to a US official briefed on the assessment, this milestone does not mean North Korea has a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as they must show the weapon can survive reentry.

Donald Trump has made his strongest comments against North Korea yet.

The warning comes after the North threatened to retaliate and take "physical" action against the US over the United Nations' adoption of new sanctions on Saturday.

"After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea", Trump tweeted on Tuesday, adding that "we must be tough & decisive!"

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