Trump’s warning to North Korea a wrong remark
On Tuesday 8th August, President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to North Korea promising to unleash “fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before” if the country continues to escalate its threats against the US.
In a short statement to reporters before a meeting on the national opioid crisis, Trump said – “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…has been very threatening beyond a normal state”.
The statement was made at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. This would only add tension to an already dangerous standoff with North Korea.
Since quite a long US has tried to use sanctions, diplomacy and threats of military actions to dissuade North Korea from nuclear weapons. This has never fully stopped the nation from building its own missile system and nuclear weapons.
North Korea has now developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside one of its long range missiles capable of striking the US.
“That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American President make,” said John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
“It’s exactly wrong. It increases the likelihood of nuclear war. And those kind of threats are just not something an American President should make,” said Mecklin.
Trump’s remark was echoed by North Korea as Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in response to new international sanctions against the isolated communist nation said, “Should the US pounce upon the DPRK with military force, at last, the DPRK is ready to teach the US a severe lesson with its strategic nuclear force”.