'Fire and fury' statement might not be tough enough

'Fire and fury' statement might not be tough enough

'Fire and fury' statement might not be tough enough

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He rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea, saying that Trump does not understand the current situation.

It is not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, a small United States territory that hosts a USA military outpost.

His comments were his first since North Korea reacted to his "fire and fury" threat by announcing plans to launch ballistic missiles toward the American territory of Guam in the Pacific - home to USA bombers.

North Korea experienced several failures before a successful flight test in June previous year, after which the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, declared that his nation had the "sure capability to attack in an overall and practical way the Americans in the Pacific operation theatre". "It may very well be tougher than I said".

Trump thanked the Russian president for expelling hundreds of US diplomatic employees from Russia, appearing to suggest it will save the USA money.

Trump on Thursday said there were "no mixed messages" coming from his administration.

Citing multiple sources, the network said the target would be about 24 missile launch sites, testing grounds and support facilities.

His comments came after Pyongyang announced it had a plan to fire four missiles near the United States territory of Guam. DPRK is the acronym of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. "And I will tell you this North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world".

"There's never been anything like what's happened to this country over the last four or five years", he said. "[Kim Jong Un] has been pushing the world around for a very long time", said Trump, speaking alongside VP Pence at his golf course in New Jersey. It would be up to Kim whether the move is actually carried out. But the extreme specificity of the plan suggested it was created to show North Korea is actually plotting a launch.

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"The people of our country are safe", Trump said. "I never do", he said.

North Korean army soldiers watch the south side while South Korean, left, and U.S. Army soldiers stand guard.

Such a launch would nearly compel the United States to attempt an intercept and possibly generate further escalation.

North Korea, no stranger to bluffing, frequently uses extremely bellicose rhetoric with warnings of military action to keep its adversaries on their heels.

He points out the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted last week to characterize North Korea's statements as a "threat to the world's community". Gorka is a hawk on North Korea, as well as a hardline Trump defender.

Traveling in Asia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a day earlier sought to tamp down tensions, suggesting to reporters that despite the rhetoric, "Americans should sleep well at night" and that "I do not believe that there is any imminent threat". It also elaborated on a threat to attack the tiny US Pacific territory of Guam.

Sanctions imposed by the United Nations have made it hard for North Korea to trade with other countries.

The western Pacific island is home to United States strategic assets including long-range bombers and military jets and submarines, which are regularly deployed for shows of force in and near the Korean peninsula, to Pyongyang's fury.

The liquid-fuel missile is created to be fired from road mobile launchers and has been previously described by North Korea as built for attacking Alaska and Hawaii.

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