U.S. senator says Trump ready for war with North Korea

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer is seen in a Friday show of force overflight of the Korean Peninsula
A US Air Force B-1B Lancer is seen in a Friday show of force overflight of the Korean Peninsula

08 Agosto, 2017

Responding to Trump's tweet, China's Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said the North Korean nuclear issue did not arise because of China and that all hands must be on deck to find a resolution.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "fool" and a "son of a bitch", just days before Manila hosts an worldwide meeting certain to address Pyongyang's long-range missile tests.

Influential lawmaker Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, told NBC's Today Show: "There is a military option: To destroy North Korea's program and North Korea itself".

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says that no UN Security Council (UNSC) emergency session will be sought on Monday in response to North Korea's latest missile launch. "Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk", Trump wrote. If thousands die, they're going to die over there, they're not going to die here and he's told me that to my face.

However, North Korea "will not be allowed to have a missile to hit America with a nuclear weapon on top", the senator said.

Some U.S. -based experts said last week's launch showed the missile could have been capable of going as far into the United States as Denver and Chicago, with NY and Washington just out of range. That may be provocative, but not really. In April he questioned his sanity and urged the United States to show restraint and not be baited by a man who "wants to end the world".

The president's tweets coincided with a 10-hour bilateral mission that saw US B-1B bombers along with fighter jets from the South Korean and Japanese air forces practise intercept and formation drills.

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