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  1. Fox

    Fox Supreme Overlord FULL MEMBER

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    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...w/news-story/d91f0a3ddecdb82a93919cfb634378e0

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    The Pope says a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between Pyongyang and Washington to cool a situation that has become “too hot” and posed the risk of nuclear devastation.

    “I call on, and will call on, all leaders, as I have called on leaders of various places, to work to seek a solution to problems through the path of diplomacy,” he said about the North Korea crisis.

    He spoke after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile shortly after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to “catastrophic consequences”.

    “There are so many facilitators in the world, there are mediators who offer themselves, such as Norway for example,” he said in his customary freewheeling news conference at the end of each trip.

    “It (Norway) is always ready to help. That is just one but there are many. But the path is the path of negotiations, of a diplomatic solution,” he said in the discussion, which lasted about 30 minutes.

    Norway secretly negotiated an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians known as the Oslo Accords in the early 1990s.


    With all due respect Mr. Pope, I'd rather we sit this one out. Let the US, Russia, China, South Korea and Japan sort out their mess.
     
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    I don't think kim has the balls to provocate usa, and he knows that pretty well. As the govt ideology is driven by anti - us propaganda, it makes sense for him to act as he is now so that he can show his people that hes great. We all know the truth about Korea. It would take a few hours for usa to obliterate pyongyang. Even if they do launch a missile attack, the countries around dprk have enough to retaliate and finish kim off once and for all.
     
  3. Hellfire

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    North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim | SEOUL

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue.

    The U.S. Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type.

    The missile flew 700 km (430 miles) and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km (1,245 miles), according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region of Kusong, northwest of its capital, Pyongyang.

    North Korea is widely believed to be developing an intercontinental missile tipped with a nuclear weapon that is capable of reaching the United States.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed not to let that happen.

    An intercontinental ballistic missile is considered to have a range of more than 6,000 km (3,700 miles).

    Experts said the altitude the missile tested on Sunday reached meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it traveled.

    But if it was fired at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles), experts said.

    Kim Dong-yub, of Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul, said he estimated a standard trajectory would give it a range of 6,000 km.

    Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea between North Korea's east coast and Japan. The North has consistently test-fired missiles in that direction.

    "The launch may indeed represent a new missile with a long range," said Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, referring to the estimated altitude of more than 2,000 km. "It is definitely concerning."

    In Washington, the White House said Trump "cannot imagine Russia is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russia than to Japan.

    "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased," it said.

    The launch served as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against North Korea, it added.

    'CLEAR VIOLATION'

    Speaking in Beijing, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, told reporters Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping had discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula, including the latest missile launch and expressed "mutual concerns" about growing tension.

    Putin is in Beijing for a conference on a plan for a new Silk Road. Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are also there.

    The launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March.

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office on Wednesday, held his first National Security Council in response to the launch, which he called a "clear violation" of U.N. Security Council resolutions, his office said.

    "The president said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude," Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, told a briefing.

    Moon won Tuesday's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions.

    China, the North's sole main ally which nevertheless objects to its weapons programs, called for restraint and for no one to exacerbate tension.

    "China opposes relevant launch activities by North Korea that are contrary to Security Council resolutions," China's foreign ministry said in a statement.

    The launch will also complicate Moon's efforts to mend ties with China that have been strained by a decision by South Korea's former government to deploy a U.S. anti-missile defense system aimed at defending against North Korea, but which China sees as a threat to its security.

    Moon told Chinese President Xi last week that it would be difficult to resolve the issue unless North Korea stopped being provocative.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's missile launches were a "grave threat to our country and a clear violation of UN resolutions".

    North Korea on Feb. 12, launched the Pukguksong-2 missile, an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched ballistic missile, from the same site.

    South Korean and U.S. military officials said the February launch was a significant development as it successfully tested a solid-fuel engine from a mobile launcher. The missile flew about 500 km with an altitude of 550 km.

    The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four times in the past two months but has conducted various tests since the beginning of last year at an unprecedented pace.

    It also conducted its fourth and fifth nuclear tests last year.

    Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in April that a "major, major conflict" with the North was possible but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome.

    Trump has also said he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances.

    On Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat said it was open to dialogue with the Trump administration under the right conditions.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKBN1890UO

     
  6. enquencher

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    Can by ne way u can come to conclusion what us is going to do.
    1)Attack north korea.
    2)Increase sanctions (that wont work till china n russia help north korea)
    3)or retreat and difuse the crises(if done then it will be the last time people take us seriosly)

    I personally belive there is going to be a strike by us...all this lull is preparing for something big.
    Us has to take into account russia n china factor too.sk n japan too have to be taken into confidence.
    Are us wating for complete deployment of THAAD.?
     
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    North Korea has been getting extra since a long time. It's a major threat to world's (mostly Asia) security. US should teach it a big lesson.
     
  8. Hellfire

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    There maybe some action in some time. I doubt there shall be an imminent strike. The US-China trade deal has to be factored in too. I think that may have bought North Korea some time.
     
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    U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under Trump
    Fri Jun 2, 2017 | 10:22pm EDT

    By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS

    The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang's only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office.

    The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to rein in its reclusive neighbor, warning that all options are on the table if Pyongyang persists with its nuclear and missile development programs.

    The United States has struggled to slow those programs, which have become a security priority given Pyongyang's vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

    "The United States will continue to seek a peaceful, diplomatic resolution to this situation," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council after the vote.

    But she added: "Beyond diplomatic and financial consequences, the United States remains prepared to counteract North Korean aggression through other means, if necessary."

    Adding names to the U.N. blacklist - a global travel ban and asset freeze - was the minimum sanctions measures the Security Council could have taken and comes after five weeks of negotiations between Washington and Beijing.

    "The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today - stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences," Haley said.

    The resolution, adopted unanimously by the 15-member council, sanctions four entities, including the Koryo Bank and Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army, and 14 people, including the head of Pyongyang's overseas spying operations.

    North Korea's Koryo Bank handles overseas transactions for Office 38, a shadowy body that manages the private slush funds of the North Korean leadership, according to a South Korean government database.

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    The United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution to expand its North Korea blacklist after the Asian state's repeated missile tests, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar



    'CRITICAL WINDOW'

    The measures adopted on Friday could have been agreed by the council's North Korea sanctions committee behind closed doors, but Washington convinced China to back a public vote on the blacklist, amplifying the council's unhappiness with Pyongyang's defiance of a U.N. ban on ballistic missile launches.

    The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches. North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test.

    "There is a critical window of opportunity for the nuclear issue of the peninsula to come back to the right track of seeking a settlement through dialogue and negotiations," Chinese U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi told the council. "It is incumbent on all parties concerned to exercise restraint and to do more to help ease the tension and build mutual trust."

    He again proposed a simultaneous freeze of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and South Korea and the United States' joint military exercises. Russia said the suggestion merits "serious consideration."

    Haley said: "We want a negotiated solution, but North Korea must fulfill its basic obligations by first stopping all ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons testing and taking concrete steps toward getting rid of its nuclear weapons program."

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Security Council on April 28 that it needed to act before North Korea does. Just hours after the meeting - chaired by Tillerson during his first visit to the United Nations as the top U.S. diplomat - Pyongyang launched yet another ballistic missile.



    'UNFRIENDLY STEPS'

    Within days the United States proposed to China that the Security Council strengthen sanctions on North Korea over its repeated missile launches. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new sanctions before involving the other council members.

    Pyongyang has launched several more ballistic missiles since then, including a short-range missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast.

    Diplomats said it appeared China was still only likely to consider additional strong new U.N. sanctions measures, such as an oil embargo, a ban on Pyongyang's airline or tougher economic sanctions, if North Korea conducted a long-range missile launch or another nuclear test.

    The last round of complex sanctions imposed by the Security Council took three months to negotiate following Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test in September. Those measures aimed to cut North Korea's annual export revenue by a quarter.

    China has also been infuriated by the U.S. deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tension with Pyongyang.

    Security Council veto power Russia backed the U.N. measures on Friday. Moscow's support had been unclear after the United States imposed its own sanctions on Thursday on Russian firms for their support of North Korea's weapons programs.

    "This step is something that is very puzzling and deeply disappointing," Deputy Russian U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said of the U.S. sanctions amid battered U.S.-Russia relations.

    "Instead of trying to work through the bilateral backlog in our work, Washington is doing exactly the opposite and undertaking unfriendly steps, which make it more difficult to normalize our dialogue and make it more difficult to cooperate in international affairs," he told the Security Council.



    (Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations; Editing by James Dalgleish)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un-idUSKBN18T2X3
     
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    And the drama continues....!
     
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    North Korea tests another ICBM, claims all of U.S. in strike range
    Jack Kim and Idrees Ali
    JULY 28, 2017


    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike all of America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and said it was a "stern warning" for the United States that it would not be safe from destruction if it tries to attack, the North's official KCNA news agency said.

    "The test-fire reconfirmed the reliability of the ICBM system, demonstrated the capability of making a surprise launch of the ICBM in any region and place any time, and clearly proved that the whole U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK missiles, (Kim) said with pride," KCNA said.

    DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

    The launch comes less than a month after the North conducted its first ICBM test in defiance of years of efforts led by the United States, South Korea and Japan to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.

    The North conducted its fourth and fifth nuclear test last year and has engaged in an unprecedented pace of missile development that experts said significantly advanced its ability to launch longer-range ballistic missiles.

    "By threatening the world, these weapons and tests further isolate North Korea, weaken its economy, and deprive its people," Trump said in a statement. "The United States will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect our allies in the region."

    China, the North's main ally, said it opposed North Korea's "launch activities that run counter to Security Council resolutions and the common wishes of the international community."

    A foreign ministry statement added: "At the same time, China hopes all parties act with caution, to prevent tensions from continuing to escalate, to jointly protect regional peace and stability."


    Early on Saturday, the United States and South Korea conducted a live-fire ballistic missile exercise in a display of firepower in response to the missile launch, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said.

    The Trump administration has said that all options are on the table to deal with North Korea. However it has also made clear that diplomacy and sanctions are its preferred course.

    Following a meeting of South Korea's National Security Council, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he wanted the U.N. Security Council to discuss new and stronger sanctions against the North, the presidential Blue House said.

    South Korea has also said it will proceed with the deployment of four additional units of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile defense system that Moon has earlier delayed for an environmental assessment.


    The missile test came a day after the U.S. Senate approved a package of sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. Trump is ready to sign the bill, the White House said on Friday.

    The sanctions are likely to include measures aimed at Chinese financial institutions that do business with North Korea. Washington has also proposed a new round of U.N. sanctions on North Korea following its July 4 ICBM test.

    "Reliable ICBM by Year-End"

    In Friday's test, North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile, named after the Korean word for Mars, reached an altitude of 3,724.9 km and flew 998 km for 47 minutes and 12 seconds before landing in the waters off the Korean peninsula's east coast, KCNA said.

    Western experts said it was an improvement on North Korea's first test of an ICBM.

    The flight demonstrated successful stage separation, reliability of the vehicle's control and guidance to allow the warhead to make an atmospheric re-entry under conditions harsher than under a normal long-range trajectory, KCNA said.

    The trajectory was in line with the estimates given by the South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries, which said the missile was believed to be an ICBM-class rocket.

    Independent weapons experts said the launch demonstrated many parts of the United States were within range if the missile had been launched at a flattened trajectory.

    Jeffrey Lewis of the California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies said the launch showed Los Angeles was within range of a North Korean missile, with Chicago, New York and Washington, just out of reach.


    "They may not have demonstrated the full range. The computer models suggest it can hit all of those targets," he said.

    The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists said its calculations showed the missile could have been capable of going as far into the United States as Denver and Chicago.

    Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies said the window for a diplomatic solution with North Korea "is closing rapidly."

    "The key here is that North Korea has a second successful test in less than one month," he said. "If this trend holds, they could establish an acceptably reliable ICBM before year's end."

    John Schilling, an aerospace expert and a contributor to 38 North, a Washington-based North Korea monitoring website, said the improved performance over the previous test could have been the result of a lighter payload as part of an effort to demonstrate that the missile could hit the U.S. capital.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKBN1AD1ZB
     
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    Chinese state-owned paper says China will intervene and stop America if it attacks North Korea first - and will only stay neutral if Kim attacks the States first
    • Global Times, warned that 'if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral'
    • But if the US and South Korea 'try to overthrow the North Korean regime... China will prevent them from doing so'
    • Comes as President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday
    • He warned Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory
    By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com and Reuters


    PUBLISHED: 02:53 BST, 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 06:26 BST, 11 August 2017

    China will intervene if America attacks North Korea first, according to a state-owner paper, and will only stay neutral if Kim Jong-un attacks the US first.


    An editorial in the Global Times, warned that 'China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral.


    'If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.'



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    An editorial in the Global Times, (stock image) warned that 'China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral

    The warning comes amid escalating tensions between the US and North Korea.

    Pyongyang has warned it plans to launch a nuclear strike on Guam after President Trump announced that any more threats against the US would be met with 'fire and fury'.

    Pentagon chief James Mattis issued his own warning among the increasingly aggressive rhetoric, telling Kim Jong-un that he risks destroying his regime and his people if he attacks.


    Today, Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric towards Jong-un, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies.

    The magnitude of the nuclear crisis was underlined as one White House aide, Sebastian Gorka, compared it to the Cuban Missile Crisis



    China, North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis.

    It has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the United States that it sees as escalating tensions.


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    The editorial says that China will intervene if America attacks North Korea first

    The widely read state-run Times, published by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily, wrote in an editorial that Beijing is not able to persuade either Washington or Pyongyang to back down.



    'If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.'

    China has long worried that any conflict on the Korean peninsula, or a repeat of the 1950-53 Korean war, could unleash a wave of destabilizing refugees into its northeast, and could end up with a reunified county allied with the United States.

    North Korea is a useful buffer state for China between it and U.S. forces based in South Korea, and also across the sea in Japan.

    The Global Times said China will 'firmly resist any side which wants to change the status quo of the areas where China's interests are concerned'.

    'The Korean Peninsula is where the strategic interests of all sides converge, and no side should try to be the absolute dominator of the region.'

    Amid heightened tensions in the region, Beijing staged 'large-scale' military exercises with dozens of ships, fighter jets and submarines adjacent to the Korean Peninsula on Monday - just months after moving 150,000 troops to its border with North Korea.






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    Say Kim Jong-un does risk all out war by attacking Guam, in what some experts have branded a 'suicide' move, what force does the US have to beckon from its bases in the region?






    North Korea calls Trump 'senile' after his 'fire and fury' threats




    Calling the situation on the Korean Peninsula 'complicated and sensitive', China's foreign ministry issued a statement warning that parties involved in the impasse should avoid 'words and actions that escalate the situation'.

    Russia, meanwhile, moved military equipment including helicopters and combat vehicles to its southern frontier with the hermit state earlier this year. Moscow has displayed its own frightening military strength at a war games event in Siberia this week and during a vast Navy Day parade in Vladivostok - about 100 miles from North Korean territory.

    Germany urged both North Korea and the United States to show 'restraint' in their mounting war of words.

    'We are watching the increasing rhetorical escalation regarding the Korean Peninsula with the greatest concern,' foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters. 'That is why we call on all sides to use restraint.'

    Schaefer said Berlin was convinced a 'military option' could not be 'the answer in the quest for a nuclear weapon-free Southeast Asia'.

    He urged the international community to 'thoroughly implement' the latest round of sanctions against North Korea approved by the United Nations Security Council and backed a call by Tillerson to resume talks with Pyongyang if it halts ballistic missile tests.


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    Trump stopped just short of a firm promise to declare war on Kim's government if the dictatorship continues to talk about 'physical action' to the U.S. during the meeting in New Jerseyon Tuesday with Kellyanne Conway (left), HHS Secretary Tom Price, (second left), Melania Trump (second right) and the National Drug Control Policy Center's Richard Baum (right)

    'We must all continue our diplomatic efforts - it is the only way to ensure that the threat of the illegal North Korean nuclear weapons programme can be contained,' he said.

    However, the US would not be alone if it did decide to strike first.

    Australia 'will come to the aid of the United States' if North Korea attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday, after Pyongyang outlined its plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam.

    The Australian leader's comments of support to close ally Washington followed President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea that it should be 'very, very nervous' of the consequences if the isolated nation even thought of attacking US soil.

    'The United States has no stronger ally than Australia,' Turnbull told Melbourne commercial radio station 3AW. 'And we have an ANZUS agreement and if there is an attack on Australia or the United States then... each of us will come to the other's aid.

    'So let's be very clear about that. If there is an attack on the United States by North Korea, then the ANZUS treaty will be invoked and Australia will come to the aid of the United States.'

    The European Union said tensions over North Korea can only be resolved by peaceful means, with foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's spokeswoman saying the developments are 'of great concern to the EU.'

    Relations between Washington and Pyongyang have been tense for months, in the wake of the North's repeated missile tests, including two successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launches in July.

    The escalating dispute took an unexpected turn Tuesday when Trump seemed to borrow from the North's arsenal of rhetoric and said it faced 'fire and fury like the world has never seen' if it continued to threaten the US.


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    A Washington Post report suggested that North Korea had invented a miniaturized warhead that it has the capability of attaching to the intercontinental ballistic missiles its been testing







    Kim Jong Un smiles with generals as jets pound war games targets


    Trump himself fired another flare in Kim Jong-Un's direction on Wednesday morning, saying in tweets the United States' nuclear arsenal is 'stronger and more powerful than ever before' and he 'hopefully' won't need to use it.


    'My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before,' Trump said. 'Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!'

    Trump made the show of might on social media after his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, tried to dial down the conflict as he returned to Washington from Southeast Asia on a trip that included a pit stop in Guam.

    Guam, which is roughly 2,128 miles from North Korea, is home to both Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam housing thousands of American service members and their families.


    Roughly 28 percent of the island is occupied by the U.S. military. The base houses bomber assurance and deterrence missions, including six B-52s which the air force says provide 'strategic global strike capability [to] deter potential adversaries and provide reassurance to allies' and that they are ready to go.

    North Korea has said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the U.S. showed signs of provocation.

    Tillerson said Trump's 'fire and fury' charge to Kim shouldn't have Americans panicking because North Korea does not pose an 'imminent threat' to the United States.


    Pyongyang's volatile dictator has warned that he was 'carefully examining' plans to make 'an enveloping fire' around Guam, which is home to about 163,000 people and a sprawling American military base.

    The UN Security Council on Saturday approved tough sanctions which could cost Pyongyang US$1 billion a year, with the sweeping measures the first of that scope to be imposed on North Korea since Trump took office.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4780602/China-stop-America-attacks-North-Korea-first.html#ixzz4pQytTrOq

    So after India Chinese midea aims its GUNS at America...:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I think China doesn't have the guts to fight USA....Cuz china will get rekt.....
     
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