Tuesday 17 October 2017

Trump says North Korean leader will 'regret it fast' if he acts against US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump are trading rhetoric (AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump are trading rhetoric (AP)
North Korea released this propaganda photo of a mass rally in Pyongyang this week in support of Kim Jong-un. Picture: Reuters

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Talmadge

US President Donald Trump has said North Korea's leader will "regret it fast" if he threatens or acts against Guam or any other US territory or ally.

Trump said tens of millions of Americans support his tough position on North Korea's nuclear danger.

Following days of grave threats to North Korea, Mr Trump directed his latest warning directly to the communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Earlier today Trump tweeted that the US military is "locked and loaded" as he warned North Korea over its continuing threats.

American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month that North Korea, which has laid out plans to strike near the US territory of Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war.

President Trump tweeted on Friday morning: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path."

Two days after North Korea laid out its plans to strike near Guam with unsettling specificity, there was no observable march toward combat, despite the angry rhetoric from both sides.

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