Making a brief statement from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Tuesday, President Trump directed remarks at North Korea in response to the rogue nation’s latest nuclear provocation. The president stated unequivocally that the United States is prepared to take action if necessary
Riled up over new sanctions leveled against North Korea by the United Nations, brutal dictator Kim Jong Un released a threatening message to the U.S. on Monday. Although the U.N. noted that North Korea’s unyielding testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) was the reason for the sanctions, Kim Jong Un vowed to take “righteous actions” that would make America pay “thousands of times,” in a statement released through his dictatorship’s official news agency.
Reportedly, North Korea views the sanctions as “crimes” that violate their sovereignty.
While North Korea has been known to threaten to send “gift packages” to the U.S., President Trump is vowing to meet any such gifts with fury. During the brief statement, President Trump said:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. [Kim Jong Un] has been very threatening, beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
President Trump’s warning comes after U.S. intelligence officials concluded Tuesday that North Korea has successfully created a small nuclear warhead, crossing “a key threshold” to becoming a fully-fledged nuclear power.
Reportedly, an analysis completed by the Defense Intelligence Agency in June estimates that North Korea possesses up to 60 nuclear weapons, meaning the regime’s military capabilities are advancing rapidly.
Recently, an ICBM believed capable of hitting the U.S. mainland was tested by North Korea, raising concerns in the U.S. and Canada.
After the sanctions were announced, Kim Jong Un vowed revenge in his statement, and said, “There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean.”
President Trump was proud of the unanimous United Nations Security Council vote to impose the tough new sanctions on North Korea, and for gaining the support of China and Russia, who blocked such sanctions in the past.
President Trump tweeted: “After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!”
See the President’s vow in the clip below.
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