What's changed with North Korea in 5 weeks since 'fire and fury'

What's changed with North Korea in 5 weeks since 'fire and fury'

What's changed with North Korea in 5 weeks since 'fire and fury'

Trump has called for a reform of the U.N.to lower "out-of-control costs" and has complained the US funds a disproportionate share of the U.N.'s budget.

"For those who have said, and been commenting about a lack of a military option, there is a military option", McMaster said.

After Pyongyang conducted its first missile launch since the United Nations had imposed new sanctions on North Korea, the U.S. president's national security adviser reiterated that a military solution to the problem is still on the table. "There is a military option".

Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea. And there's little sign that talks involving the U.S., North Korea and other interested countries can be arranged amid the nearly weekly barrage of weapons tests and threats, let alone stop the North's determined nuclear march.

In the North's most recent test, it demonstrated the ability to hit Guam, home to more than 100,000 civilians and numerous US strategic military assets.

North Korea, according to McMaster, is "one of the world's most urgent and risky security problems".

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"After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming", Trump said inside an airplane hanger, surrounded by U.S. airmen and with a looming stealth bomber positioned behind him.

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The US and its allies "will never be intimidated", president Donald Trump has said, as he warned that US options for addressing the threat from North Korea "are both effective and overwhelming". On Monday, it unanimously approved its toughest sanctions yet on North Korea over its nuclear test. "Now, it's not what we prefer to do".

The increasing levels of sanctions are expected to cut off 90 percent of North Korea's trade.

"So, having said that, I have no problem with kicking it to (Defense Secretary James) Mattis because I think he has plenty of options".

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