Washington : President Donald Trump has vowed to answer any more threats by North Korea with “fire and fury”, remarks that followed Pyongyang saying that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam island with its intermediate range ballistic missiles.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He (Kim Jong-Un) has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement,” Trump told reporters at his vacation home in New Jersey on Tuesday.
He was responding to questions on the North Korea’s nuclear capabilities. “As said, they will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” he said.
The remarks came amidst reports that the nuclear-armed country is coming close to obtaining an atomic weapon that can strike the US. Media reports said North Korea has successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday said Pyongyang is “now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-1. However, US Democratic lawmakers criticised Trump for making such a statement.