Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam. Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be “very safe, believe me”. Mr Trump said the US could impose further sanctions, “as strong as they get”, on North Korea. He later spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who stressed the need…

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North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam. Earlier, President Donald Trump said North Korea should be “very, very nervous” if…

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North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim Jong-un. It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings of “fire and fury” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”. The US…

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North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury”. The North’s official news agency said it was considering a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The exchanges mark a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two…

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North Korea: China urges North Korea to stop missile tests

North Korea: China urges North Korea to stop missile tests

China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri Yong-ho to abide by UN resolutions in a meeting on Sunday in the Philippines. He did not say how Mr Ri replied. Saturday’s resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. Mr…

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North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. Meanwhile, a senior Republican senator said President Trump considered going to war with North Korea as an option. Pyongyang claimed that its latest missile test could hit the…

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North Korea: US says 'no value' in UN security council meeting

North Korea: US says 'no value' in UN security council meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US says it will not call for a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s missile tests because it would produce “nothing of consequence”. Such a meeting would send a message to North Korea that the international community was unwilling to challenge it, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Pyongyang said its tests proved that the entire US was within range. The US has responded by testing an…

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North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a “stern warning” for the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within striking range, state media reported. However, experts say many of North Korea’s missiles cannot accurately hit targets. The launch came three weeks after North Korea’s first ICBM test….

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