North Korea says Trump ‘better talk and act properly’

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 12:44:19 AM. The rhetorical brinksmanship between Pyongyang and Washington escalated anew on Saturday, with North Korean state media circulating a report warning that the Trump administration “had better talk and act properly” unless it wants “the American empire to meet its tragic doom.”
The rhetorical brinksmanship between Pyongyang and Washington escalated anew on Saturday, with North Korean state media circulating a report warning that the Trump administration “had better talk and act properly” unless it wants “the American empire to meet its tragic doom.” The report by Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency came a day after — and appeared to be a response to — international headlines that Mr. Trump had made Friday by asserting that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” and will take action against the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “if he utters one threat.” There was no immediate response Saturday from the White House to the new threat from North Korean state media — the latest in a fast-pace war of words that has escalated between the Trump administration and the Kim regime since Tuesday’s revelation of a U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency analysis that said Pyongyang has built a nuclear bomb small enough to fit inside an intercontinental ballistic missile. While many Democrats in Washington, as well as some world leaders, have lambasted Mr. Trump for escalating the tensions with bombastic rhetoric in recent days, the president dismissed such criticisms Friday. “We have tens of millions of people in this country that are so happy with what I am saying, because they say finally we have a president that’s sticking up for our nation and frankly, sticking up for our friends and our allies,” Mr. Trump said. “And this man [Mr. Kim] will not get away with...Read more
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