Tag Archives: nuclear weapons

Trump: Kim Jong-Un Is Short And Fat

USA Today reports: President Trump took time off from his morning in Vietnam to exchange insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At a news conference a few hours later, Trump said that while it would be “a good thing” if he and Kim became friends — “I think anything is a possibility; strange things happen in life” — ...

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Hawaii To Begin Monthly Tests Of Nuclear Attack Warning Siren Due To North Korean Threats [VIDEO]

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The North Korean nuclear threat will soon enter Hawaii living rooms a little more forcefully as the state adds an “attack warning” wavering-tone siren to its monthly “attention alert” tests for hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. At 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1, during regular siren tests on the first business day of each month, 50 seconds of ...

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John Kerry: It Was Trump’s Rhetoric That Made North Korea Decide “Hey, We Need A Nuclear Bomb”

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview scheduled to air Monday that President Trump’s rhetoric has given North Korea a reason to say it needs to acquire a nuclear weapon. “I think what the president needs to do is make sure he’s not feeding into North Korea’s fear of regime change, or of you ...

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POLL: 84% Believe Trump Willing To Strike North Korea

Just out from Pew Research: As Donald Trump sets off on his visit to Asia, the public has become increasingly concerned over North Korea’s capability and its willingness to use nuclear weapons against the United States. About seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say the U.S. should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” up from 56% in 2013. And more say North ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Rants Uselessly About Iran Deal

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to put the 2015 Iran nuclear deal squarely in the hands of Congress, refusing to certify that Iran is in compliance with the deal but letting lawmakers decide whether to tear it up. Congress will now have to decide if they will reimpose sanctions on Iran with regard to the country’s nuclear ...

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Trump Threatens To Revoke NBC’s License Over “Fake News” Report He Wanted 10X More Nuclear Weapons

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied a new report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The news network on Wednesday reported the president’s request, which it said shocked top military brass and senior administration officials. The request was what reportedly led Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron.” At a ...

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REPORT: Rex Tillerson’s “Moron” Comment Came After Trump Demanded 10-Fold Increase In Nuclear Arsenal

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room. Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that ...

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Jimmy Carter Offers To Meet With Kim Jong-Un

The Guardian reports: Jimmy Carter has reportedly said he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a bid to defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes, and bring “permanent peace” to the Korean peninsula. In an intervention that is likely to irritate Donald Trump, the 93-year-old former president told a South Korean academic that he was ...

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Anti-Nuclear Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The BBC reports: The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has ...

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North Korean Foreign Minister: Trump’s “Rocket Man” Insult Only Makes Our Missile Attack More Inevitable

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump’s recent insults against North Korea have only made it likelier the U.S. will be attacked, the country’s foreign minister warned Saturday. “Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring (to it as) a ‘rocket,’” Foreign Minister Ri ...

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Kim Jong Un: Deranged Trump Insulted Me In Front Of The World And Will Pay Dearly For His Rudeness

The Associated Press reports: North Korea state news agency: Kim Jong Un calls Trump “deranged,” says he will “pay dearly” for his threats. The announcement from the news agency comes after North Korea’s foreign minister mad a comment, “the sound of a dog barking” in regards to President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s ...

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Senate Mulls Limiting Trump’s First Strike Power

NPR reports: Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker has crossed swords with President Trump before — in August, he accused Trump of lacking the “stability” and “some of the competence” needed to be successful. But the Tennessee Republican may now be defying Trump with more than just words. In a brief interview at the Capitol, Corker told NPR his ...

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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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