Trump Vows North Korea Could be Met With 'Fire and Fury'

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley votes during a Security Council meeting on a new sanctions resolution on North Korea on 5 August

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his USA counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon.

"And as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power... the likes of which this world has never been seen before".

North Korea vowed yesterday that tough new UN sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, rejecting talks and angrily threatening retaliation against the United States.

Late last month, North Korea proved its missile capabilities have reached a point where US cities are within "target range". Only 21 percent say they would support an agreement that saw North Korea halt its nuclear program but not give up its existing weapons (17 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of Democrats).

North Korea has tested ICBMs in recent weeks, though a video analysis of a launch last month showed the missile caught fire on reentry.

Officials at the agency have not commented.




Japan's Defense Ministry concluded in an annual white paper released Tuesday that "it is possible that North Korea has achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and has developed nuclear warheads".

The assessment was made by the Defense Intelligence Agency last month, the paper said, marking another alarming development in the communist country's pursuit of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles that can reach the USA mainland.

When the conditions are right, the two sides can sit and discuss the future of North Korea "so that they feel secure and prosper economically", he told reporters in Manila earlier Monday.

"After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea", Trump said.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump highlighted his administration's success in leading the UN Security Council to unanimously pass sanctions on North Korea. "We must be tough & decisive!", the United States leader wrote on Twitter.

Trump's comments came at a meeting at his Bedminster golf club, where he was leading a briefing on opioid addiction, according to the Associated Press.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christy Clark to resign as leader of BC Liberals, MLA
Aug 09, 2017 - 00:25
Weaver struck a deal with new Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP to form a minority government in late May. Christy Clark has resigned as the leader of the B.C.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prosecutors Seek To Imprison Samsung Heir for 12 Years
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:50
The merger was opposed by many shareholders, but went through after the national pension fund - a major Samsung shareholder - approved it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:46
The victim, Tyler Jarrell, died of blunt force trauma injuries after being tossed 50 feet into the air when the ride broke apart. The Great Allentown Fair once featured a smaller version, but it is no longer in the fair's ride package, a state official said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla is raising $1.5B to ramp up Model 3 production
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:46
While the long range Model 3 with premium features has already started shipping, the base $35,000 isn't due until later this year. The future of the company hangs on the Model 3 , described as a mid-market auto with a price range of $35,000 to $60,000.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Lewd Photo Accusations
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:43
" Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is now underway", Fox News said in a statement. The allegations follow a series of sexual harassment scandals involving senior Fox News executives and on-air stars.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift expected to testify in photo grope case
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:40
Among the key pieces of evidence is a photo which shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer , just below her waist. She is asking that attorney's fees and costs be paid for by Mueller along with compensatory damages to be proven at trial .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maine Native Among 3 Marines Missing After Osprey Crash
Aug 08, 2017 - 00:39
Ospreys were grounded in Japan last December after pilots ditched one in shallow water just off Camp Schwab in northern Okinawa. Australian troops are among US -led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anambra Shooting: Gov Obiano reveals identity of the gunmen
Aug 07, 2017 - 01:28
A witness, who simply identified herself as a choir member, said the gunman left immediately into a waiting vehicle with a driver. The first person to be killed in the church was the father of one of the alleged drug lords, said another resident, Abel Amansi.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hiroshima mayor calls on Japan to serve as a bridge
Aug 07, 2017 - 01:23
Sunday marks a somber anniversary - the day the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima , Japan on August 6, 1945, 72 years ago . Japanese officials have criticised the treaty as deepening a divide between countries with and without nuclear arms.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FBI Investigating as Improvised Explosive Device Causes Blast at Minnesota Islamic Center
Aug 07, 2017 - 01:13
And just last week, the Minnesota chapter of CAIR called on authorities to investigate vandalism at a Muslim cemetery. Leaders from other local faith groups spoke up in support for the mosque at a press conference on Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bank of England downgrades growth expectations
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:36
Ishaan Malhi, CEO and founder of online mortgage broker Trussle, said there are positive and negative implications for households. The weaker pound is good news for the FTSE 100, which is at its highest level since the end of June.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tillerson to visit Southeast Asia
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:36
The two statesmen agreed to talk on the sidelines of an ASEAN regional security summit scheduled for August 6-8 in Manila, the ministry said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Over 40 Taliban, 4 soldiers killed in S. Afghan clash
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:36
In recent days, the Taliban have stepped up their attacks on Afghan security forces across the country's south. The troops are serving in the Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EU Sanctions Russian Deputy Minister, Others In Siemens Case
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:34
The plants have been partially built, but have been created to operate with gas turbines made by a Siemens subsidiary. The EU said the blacklisted companies include Siemens' two Russian contractors that moved the turbines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump takes break from White House with 'working vacation'
Aug 06, 2017 - 01:31
Trump's popularity is at an all-time low, as well. "Excellent Jobs Numbers just released - and I have only just begun". And that's all President Trump wants: to scare his underlings into serving him rather than our democracy.