Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump Threatens 'Fury & Fire' Against North Korea

Trump Threatens 'Fury & Fire' Against North Korea

President Donald Trump has retweeted a Fox News report based on anonymous USA intelligence sources, despite his attorney general's pledge to clamp down on government leaks.

The revelation comes a day after North Korea said it would launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the USA over the adoption of tough United Nations sanctions imposed after its intercontinental ballistic launches.

US President Donald Trump on the phone in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on January 28, 2017.

China, Pyongyang's biggest supporter, on Sunday urged North Korea to halt its testing.

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. "At least I know China tried!" North Korea has the option to change its ways or face crushing economic isolation.

Almost three-quarters of Americans are uneasy about the possibility of conflict with the Stalinist state, according to the survey. North Korea claimed to have tested the smaller design previous year, but that has not been confirmed.

It also points to more evidence that North Korea isn't listening to the diplomatic threats from the West. Late last month, CIA Director Mike Pompeo sent shockwaves through Asia by appearing to allude to the possibility of regime change in North Korea. By one count, for example, there have been 15 other resolutions condemning North Korea since it abrogated the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty back in 1993, and the Security Council passed another resolution sanctioning North Korea as recently as March.

Trump, at least, was just happy to claim the victory.

"All of us should be concerned about what's happening right now".

Republicans were more inclined than Democrats to say North Korea's nuclear program is "a threat to the U.S. that requires military action now", with 48% of surveyed Republicans and 22% of surveyed Democrats saying that reflects their views.

"We will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on (the) negotiating table", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said at an Asian regional summit in Manila.

Earlier on Tuesday, Japan's defence ministry said it was conceivable that Pyongyang "has already achieved the miniaturisation of nuclear weapons".

The president added of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: "He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before". "For National Security, the tougher the better!"

But there are also signs that China's assistance will not come gratis or is open-ended.

In the wake of a report that North Korea now has nuclear warheads small enough to fit inside a long-range ballistic missile, President Donald Trump took a moment to try to de-escalate the situation while reassuring the American people that he is firmly in control. "It's a trend that does not bode well for hopes of de-escalating tensions on the [Korean] peninsula". A total of 2,760 adults living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia were surveyed, with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.

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