Zionist US President Trump has once again returned to fiery rhetoric against North Korea, threatening Pyongyang with “destruction” if it continues nuclear “provocations.”
Addressing South Korea’s National Assembly on Wednesday, Trump attempted to portray his administration as much more willing than former US administrations to resort to military action against the North.
“This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past,” Trump said. “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us,” he added, apparently addressing North Korea.
In what he called a “direct” message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the US president said, “The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.”
In earlier, confused remarks, he had threatened North Korea with military action while inviting it to make a deal with Washington.
North ‘to bolster nuclear capabilities’
In a reaction to Trump’s rhetoric, the North reiterated that it “will further bolster our nuclear, treasured sword of justice and defend our sovereignty and justice with nuclear weapons.”
In a commentary on Tuesday, the official publication of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Rodong Sinmun, rebuked “the US and its puppets’… hostile acts and invasive attempts against” Pyongyang. It reassured that “as long as imperialism, the root of evil and injustice, is left on Earth, we will further build up our nuclear power.”
“US warmongers are increasing extreme tension here by holding a joint military exercise in the nearby waters of the peninsula with three nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups,” wrote the newspaper, adding that North Korea expected “provocation” during Trump’s Asia visit.
Three US carrier strike groups are expected to carry out war games in the Western Pacific during Trump’s visit this week, according to US officials, who declined to disclose the exact date.