In response to North Korea claiming it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb this week, on Tuesday, President Trump said he is letting Japan and South Korea buy “highly sophisticated” weaponry in preparation for a possible attack.
“I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Pyongyang announced on Sunday that it tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb that can be placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Reports today suggest North Korea has moved an ICBM into a launch position.
North Korea’s insistence on continuing a nuclear weapons program has been met with international scorn every step of the way. Yesterday was no different as further calls were made for additional sanctions against the rogue nation.
Thus, Trump informed South Korean president Moon Jae in a Monday conference call that he would lift limits on their missile payload capabilities.
Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, following North Korea’s hydrogen bomb-testing claim.
Meanwhile, on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked the body’s Security Council to impose the strongest possible sanctions against North Korea in response to the rogue nation’s most recent nuclear test, saying “the time for half measures … is over.”
North Korea is “begging for war,” said Haley. “The time for half measures by the Security Council is over.”
I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2017
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