Donald Trump warns North Korea that US is ‘locked and loaded’

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Analysts believe the picture could be the North Korean Hwasong 12 paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP File Photo)
Analysts believe the picture could be the North Korean Hwasong 12 paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2017 06:30 PM IST
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President Donald Trump is warning of military action, saying the US is “locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”

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

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers. If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date.

The US president’s Twitter missive ratcheted up his already bellicose rhetoric with Kim over North Korea’s weapons program, as Beijing appealed to the two leaders to dampen their fiery exchange.

A day prior Trump had hardened his warning that Pyongyang would face “fire and fury” if it kept threatening the United States, saying maybe his tough talk “wasn’t tough enough.”

Trump also warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” of the consequences if it even thinks of attacking US soil, after Pyongyang said it was readying plans to launch missiles towards the Pacific territory of Guam.

Pyongyang said the scheme to target the island, a key US military outpost in the western Pacific, was intended to “signal a crucial warning” as “only absolute force” would have an effect on a US leader “bereft of reason.”

Beijing on Friday pleaded with the US and North Korea for restraint, urging the two parties “to be cautious with their words and actions.”

China has repeatedly urged a resumption of long-dormant six-party talks to peacefully resolve the crisis, but its position has been overshadowed by the emerging brinkmanship between Trump and Kim.

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