There is no "imminent threat" from North Korea, the secretary of state said Wednesday. When we ran out of urban targets, we destroyed every hydroelectric and irrigation dam, flooding farmland and ruining crops. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" The ignorance of every single public figure regarding these facts is more risky than anything President Tweety may say.
Intentionally or not, those remarks escalated the back-and-forth between the US and North Korea, hours after reports emerged that North Korea may have developed the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and fit it onto a ballistic missile. He added that, "The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act, and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act".
As I wrote Wednesday morning, we may be witnessing a little "Good Cop, Bad Cop" here, with the administration providing different signals to keep North Korea guessing.
Yet far from bringing the parties closer together, the trip was overshadowed by developments in North Korea, and only underscored the fact that the agendas of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries - Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam - are not completely aligned with those of the White House.
"I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime on the U.S. unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies". "I am looking at two-state, and one-state", he said.
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After Trump tweeted that "Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower", Sean Spicer, who was White House press secretary, famously explained that "the president used the word "wiretaps" in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities". DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
But back home, there is great concern over the tough talk from Trump.
He stopped in the small Pacific island of Guam, a US territory, just hours after North Korea threatened to strike it.
Trump-world appears to be splitting. "Fight tonight" has long been the motto of US forces in South Korea to show they're always ready for combat on the Korean Peninsula.
"We do not seek to be a threat to them, but we have to respond to the serious threats that they make towards us", Tillerson said. Cohn explained that Trump's "dad is from Germany".
"I don't see a military solution and I don't think it's called for", Merkel said Friday, calling on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the crisis.style="text-align: center;"