Wednesday 13 December 2017

'We'll see', responds Donald Trump when asked if US will attack North Korea

US President Donald Trump Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump Photo: Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Donald Trump, when asked if the US will attack North Korea, said: "we'll see".

The President's comment comes after US intelligence officials said there was no reason to doubt the isolated state had conducted another test of a deadly weapon.

"We have nothing to cause us to doubt that this was a test of an advanced nuclear device," the official said, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

North Korea claimed to have tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on 3 September.

The US official said, however, it would take some time to complete a thorough analysis of the size of the blast and type of device detonated.

In July 2017, US intelligence officials said they believed mercurial leader Kim Jong-un had been able to make a nuclear warhead capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Pyongyang also made inflammatory threats towards Guam, the US territory in the Pacific where there are American military installations as well the country's nuclear submarine fleet.

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