19th July 06:20 AM
US military is locked and loaded to deal with North Korea - Trump
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 12/08/2017
US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump says the US military is "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea.

Trump tweeted military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.

Hopefully Kim Jong‑un will find another path!

He spoke as Pyongyang accused him of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam.

The Pacific island's homeland security agency issued a fact sheet today with tips for residents to prepare for any missile threat.

Moscow said the exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang "worry us very much".

Trump's tweet follows his threat earlier this week to rain "fire and fury" on Pyongyang.

His latest post came hours after his Defence Secretary Jim Mattis attempted to cool tensions by emphasising a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

Speaking in California, the Pentagon chief said it was his job to be ready for conflict.

But he said the effort by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley "has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results".

Source: BBC

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