“Fire and Fury”

“Fire and Fury”

By Laura Devoy

 

The verbal threats between the United States and North Korea have continued, as US President Donald Trump this morning issued an ultimatum to North Korea: if threats against the US continue, it “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

A number of people from within the White House administration have spoken out against President Trump’s comments, including Secretary of Defence James Mattis.

But North Korea has hit back, claiming it was developing and “carefully examining” a plan to launch missiles aimed at the US territory of Guam.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Korean People’s Army said the strike could be carried out “at any moment.”

The country also refuses to adopt sanctions set up by the United Nations banning a number of exports, and further restricting trades on technology used for military operations.

The Washington Post has today released explosive claims that North Korea’s nuclear weaponry is much more advanced than originally thought.

The article said the country has developed a nuclear warhead that is small enough to be attached to powerful missiles, including intercontinental missiles.

While the risk of nuclear warfare from North Korea seems high, the country’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said earlier this week, that nuclear weapons will only be used against the United States and its allies, or those who launch military action against North Korea.

 

 

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a press conference in Canberra this morning, Australia and other countries need to play a part in economic measures to reduce the impact of the North Korean regime.

 

“The regime must come to its senses and stop its illegal provocations,” Prime Minister Turnbull said.

 

While North Korea is talking about the possibility of an attack on Guam, military action between the two countries could be looming sooner rather than later.

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