North Korea: Millions Are Signing Up to Fight

Claudine Rigal
Août 13, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives should return from its summer recess to discuss legislation banning a pre-emptive nuclear strike on North Korea without congressional authorization, a Democratic lawmaker said Friday.

Rep. David Cicilline urged Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday to call back the House from its August recess in order to debate legislation that would require congressional approval for a USA pre-emptive strike.

"This man will not get away with what he is doing", Trump told reporters.

On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles.

Trump's comment prompted North Korea's military to announce that it was considering an attack on the US territory of Guam. "If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat. or if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that is an American territory or an America ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast".

For days now the media and regular Trump critics on Capitol Hill have berated the President for his rhetoric about North Korea.

Asked Friday if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". "We are considering additional sanctions at a very, very high level".

Abe says: "I will do everything, to the best of my ability, to protect the safety and property of the Japanese people".

He continued: "I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said". He dismissed criticism directed at his rhetoric, saying the only reason is "because it's me".

Neighbouring powers have urged restraint.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) defended President Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea Thursday, saying the president's comments were meant to put pressure on China.

According to the White House, Trump and Xi affirmed that the recent adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding North Korea was an important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Earlier this week, Trump said that North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" if it made further threats against the US, and then on Thursday, he suggested that those words may not have been "tough enough" after the threats from North Korea continued.

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