Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump on US Nuclear Arsenal

Trump on US Nuclear Arsenal

A blue sign by the entrance to the observatory warns that, "because of the site's close proximity to North Korea, it could be exposed to danger if the North were to take rash military actions".

Rubio's defense of the President's comments is at odds with the opinions of some of his colleagues in the Senate - including Republicans - who criticized Trump for the harsh rhetoric.

Members of the Florida delegation are weighing in on the increased tensions between the United States and North Korea as the communist regime in charge of that Asian nation continues to advance its nuclear ambitions and threatened to launch weapons against Guam. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" he tweeted.

US, North Korea maintaining back channel diplomatic talks
At a minimum, Pyongyang would renew its long-standing demands for an end to joint U.S. Thousands of U.S. soldiers are stationed in South Korea and Japan.

A day earlier, he vowed to meet North Korea's threats to strike the USA with "fire and fury". "It's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries".

In the wake of recent back and forth threats between the US and North Korea, US President Donald Trump responds to North Korea's threat on Guam with a backhanded reference over Twitter to the US' nuclear arsenal, saying his first order as president was to "renovate and modernize" it.

Trump spoke at his Bedminster National Golf Club after meeting with Vice President Pence, Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Trump tells Guam governor: 'We are with you 1000 percent'
Earlier Thursday, Guam released a set of guidelines for residents and tourists with what to do if a nuclear strike is launched. North Korea said in turn that it would complete plans to launch missiles into the waters near Guam by mid-August .

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday the United States should go for a military option against North Korea and predicted that Washington will win the conflict. He added that, "The great leaders I've seen don't threaten unless they're ready to act, and I'm not sure President Trump is ready to act".

Yet North Korea's top general escalated those threats, saying this week he was drawing up plans to attack the USA territory of Guam with four ballistic missiles.

This proximity is a large part of the reason no U.S. president has authorised military action against the North since the end of the Korean War.

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