Tensions are once again on the rise with North Korea, as their chubby dictator continues to poke the bear.
President Trump delivered some strong words today, as rumors continue to swirl that a U.S. strike against North Korea is looming in the not-so-distant future.
“North Korea, Middle East, lots of problems that we inherited from the previous administration, but we will take care of them, we will take care of them very well. But overall I think we are doing incredibly well,” Trump said.
President Trump went on to say, “We’ll handle North Korea…it will be handled. We handle everything.”
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The US President will use the ‘full range of US capabilties’ to protect its allies from any attack by North Korea, a White House statement said.
Donald Trump “reaffirmed our ironclad commitment” to defend Japan and South Korea during a phone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The White House said the two leaders “agreed that North Korea poses a grave and growing direct threat to the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other countries near and far”.
Mr Abe and Mr Trump did not discuss military action, nor what would constitute the crossing of a “red line” by Pyongyang, Deputy Chief Cabinet spokesman Koichi Hagiuda said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump agreed the need for more action against North Korea in the wake of the latest missile test.
Mr Abe told reporters that repeated efforts by the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue had yet to deter Pyongyang.
“International society, including Russia and China, need to take this seriously and increase pressure,” he said.
Mr Abe added that he backed Mr Trump’s “commitment to taking all necessary measures to protect allies”.
The US flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday after Pyongyang’s missile test, the US and South Korean Air Forces said.
The B-1B flight was in direct response to the missile test and the previous July 3 launch of the “Hwasong-14” rocket, the US statement said.
The bombers took off from a US air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise.
Sources: CNN, Express and Truthfeed