- North Korean state media warned on Thursday of a possible nuclear attack if the country becomes the target of American aggression
- A U.S. Navy strike group is currently headed towards the Korean peninsula, on President Trump’s orders, over continued missile tests in the hermit state
- President Trump has asked China to reign in its neighbor, but said that if China choose not to act, America will ‘solve the problem’
North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.
President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to reign in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was ‘looking for trouble’ and the United States would ‘solve the problem’ with or without China’s help.
Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula amid concerns that reclusive North Korea may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test and after Washington said at the weekend it was diverting U.S. Navy strike group Carl Vinson from port calls to Australia toward the Korean peninsula as a show of force.
Officials stand and applaud as Kim Jong Un presides over the parliament meeting on Tuesday
North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any U.S. aggression.
“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the U.S. mainland,’ it said.”
South Korea’s acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn warned of ‘greater provocations’ by North Korea and ordered the military to intensify monitoring and ensure close communication with Washington.
‘It is possible the North may wage greater provocations such as a nuclear test timed with various anniversaries including the Supreme People’s Assembly,’ said Hwang, acting leader since former president Park Geun-hye was removed amid a graft scandal.
The US President wrote the message on Twitter after revealing he had urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to pressure its neighbor and close ally in to stopping its nuclear program
Trump said in a Tweet that a trade deal between China and the United States would be ‘far better for them if they solved the North Korea problem’.
‘If China decides to help, that would be great,’ he said. ‘If not, we will solve the problem without them!’
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