North Korea

White House Quotes Obama Out Of Context To Defend Trump’s Threat To “Completely Destroy” North Korea

The Daily Kos reports: When you take the position of press secretary in the Trump White House, the first thing they teach you is highly selective editing. Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals” –@BarackObama last year — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 19, 2017 That certainly makes it appear that ...

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Trump Threatens To “Totally Destroy” North Korea, Calls Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man” In UN Address [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: If the United States is “forced to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” President Trump told the gathering. In his address to the General Assembly on Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump denounced North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-un, saying the nation “threatens the entire world ...

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Fox News Commentator: Nuke North Korea Now

Fox News commentator Ralph Peters writes for the New York Post: Better a million dead North Koreans than a thousand dead Americans. The fundamental reason our government exists is to protect our people and our territory. Everything else is a grace note. And the words we never should hear in regard to North Korea’s nuclear threats are “We should’ve done ...

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North Korea: Our Nukes Are “Gift Packages” For The US

Reuters reports: Amid international uproar over North Korea’s latest and biggest nuclear weapons test, one of its top diplomats said on Tuesday it was ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the U.N. in Geneva, was addressing the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days ...

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Nikki Haley: North Korea Is Begging For War [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: North Korea’s president, Kim Jong-un, “is begging for war,” Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, told the Security Council on Monday. Her remark came a day after the North’s most powerful nuclear test, and hours after South Korean officials told lawmakers that North Korea may be making preparations to launch ...

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Mattis Reacts To North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb Test With Warning Of “Massive Military Response” [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Defense Secretary James Mattis threatened military action against North Korea on Sunday, hours after the regime claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb that can be attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile. “Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response—a response both ...

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Trump On Attacking North Korea: “We’ll See”

The Hill reports: President Trump said “we’ll see” on Sunday when asked whether the U.S. will attack North Korea. Trump’s comment follows the news that Pyongyang successfully tested a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit on a missile. The president responded to North Korea’s announcement on Twitter earlier on Sunday. North Korea has advanced its aggressive military behavior in recent ...

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North Korea Tests Most Powerful Nuke TO Date

CNN reports: North Korea carried out its most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday, claiming to have developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that could sit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile. The bomb used in the country’s sixth-ever nuclear test sent tremors across the region that were 10 times more powerful than Pyongyang’s previous test a year ago, Japanese officials ...

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Putin Issues Warning: The Situation With North Korea Is “Balanced On The Verge Of A Large-Scale Conflict”

Reuters reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States was on the verge of large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear missile program. “It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any ...

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US Air Force Conducts Bombing Drills With South Korea

The Associated Press reports: The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military might ...

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James Mattis Pushes Back On Trump’s “No More Talking” Tweet: We Are Never Out Of Diplomatic Solutions

Reuters reports: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the United States was not out of diplomatic solutions with North Korea, just hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer.” When asked by reporters before a meeting with his South Korean counterpart at the Pentagon if the United States was out of diplomatic solutions ...

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US Navy Claims Success With Missile Interception Test

The Diplomat reports: Days after North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy successfully conducted a complex missile defense test this week at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Kauai, Hawaii, according to a Raytheon company statement. The Standard Missile-6, one of the ...

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Trump On North Korea: Talking Is Not The Answer

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Wednesday seemed to rule out the possibility of negotiating some kind of truce with North Korea, just days after his secretary of state suggested that strategy. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. would continue to apply peaceful pressure to North Korea, with the goal of starting a dialogue with ...

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Trump Declares That “All Options Are On The Table” After North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” in terms of a U.S. response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan. In a terse, written statement Tuesday, Trump said that with the missile launch North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, ...

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North Korea Warns US Of “Merciless Strike”

CNN reports: North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.” Pyongyang also declared that its army can target the United States anytime, and neither Guam, Hawaii nor the US mainland can “dodge the merciless strike.” The messages in Rodong Sinmun, the official government ...

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Trump Congratulates Guam’s Governor Because The Nuclear Crisis Made Him “Extremely Famous” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: President Trump phoned the governor of Guam on Friday to assure him all the residents of the Pacific Island are safe. A video shows Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo laughing and joking with the president as they discuss everything from the readiness of the US military to tourism. Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, “Good ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Slams “Over The Top” Rhetoric On North Korea: These Nonstop Threats Worry Us A Lot

Reuters reports: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the risks of a military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program are very high, and Moscow is deeply worried by the mutual threats being traded by Washington and Pyongyang. “Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over the top,” Lavrov said. “We still hope and ...

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Trump Warns Kim Jong-Un That If More “Overt” Threats Are Made “He Will Truly Regret It Fast” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said North Korea’s leader would “regret” making any “overt” threat, keeping up the pressure after a string of combative warnings. “If [King Jong Un] utters one threat in a form of an overt threat — which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years ...

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Angela Merkel Hits Trump For Escalating War Rhetoric

Politico reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday implicitly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiery comments on North Korea and called for the crisis over Pyongyang’s missile program to be resolved through diplomacy. When asked at a press conference in Berlin whether Germany would “stand by the U.S. in case of war,” Merkel did not respond directly but said: “I consider ...

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GUAM: Newspaper Relays Timing If Missiles Launch

USA Today reports: If North Korea fires missiles toward Guam, the deadly weapons would take about 14 minutes to reach the island, said Guam Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde. She said residents would be immediately notified by the 15 All-Hazards Alert Warning System sirens, located in low-lying areas throughout the island. North Korea announced Thursday that the nation has a ...

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