What is happening between the US and North Korea — Explainer

12 Août, 2017, 00:06 | Auteur: Edgar Lajoie
  • Japanese soldiers take part in joint military exercises between the US Japan France and UK on Naval Base Guam
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"Our allies are safe".

"North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble", he said.

"Frankly, the people who were questioning that statement, was it too tough?"

"It's about time someone stood up for the people of our country", he added.

Another said, "We have little kids that they don't know what's going on and what is the president doing to protect us?"

It adds China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil and the U.S. retaliates, "China will stay neutral". I'll tell you what.

"To minimize the risk of a crisis getting out of control, the United States should be working to reduce tensions between the two countries rather than engaging in nuclear saber-rattling".

Meanwhile, back home, bad cop in chief President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has never seen". He said until his aim of a nuclear-free world is achieved, America will be the most powerful nuclear nation on the earth by far.

"It would be very difficult to eliminate that threat before the artillery fire could create a lot of damage on the southern side", said David Shear, who served as the senior US defence official for east Asia under former President Barack Obama. Pyongyang responded in kind by announcing a detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles toward the US territory of Guam. China has called on South Korea and the U.S.to suspend large scale military exercises in return for the North halting its programs in order to facilitate talks. "And I think China will do a lot more".

"He has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement", Trump said of Kim on Tuesday, in comments that were reportedly off the cuff. I totally disagree. I say that it's a simple one - Nuclear is our greatest threat worldwide.

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North Korea said it was finalizing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land 30-40 kilometers from Guam, adding detail to a plan first announced on Wednesday.

A flyer for the one-day tour to Sinijiu tout a trip to the city???s central plaza, where you can pay respects to a bronze statue of North Korea's founding president Kim il-Sung, as well as visits to a cosmetics factory, a revolutionary history museum, art history museum and a cultural park.

In this file image made from video by North Korea's KRT released on July 28, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, second from right, gestures at the site of a missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Pacific territory of Guam.

"Despite this escalation it is my belief that the possibility of a nuclear exchange, although higher than normal, is still below the threshold of actual usage".

But on the same day, Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Pyongyang that it "should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people". "He has told me this".

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