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Britain won't back Donald Trump on military strike

Britain won't back Donald Trump on military strike

Over the decades, several key moments convinced Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un a nuclear North Korea was their best chance to survive.

"The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now", he said. "I feel very comfortable with the technology that we have".

"We're not closer to war than a week ago".

North Korea and its totalitarian leader, Kim Jong Un, have again been thrust into the center of global media attention this week after its government threatened to fire missiles at a United States pacific territory.

Last week Trump vowed to rain down "fire and fury" on the Hermit Kingdom if Kim continues to threaten to strike the U.S. or its allies with nuclear weapons after the United Nations Security Council imposed strict economic sanctions against the country.

Washington and Pyongyang have been engaged in an escalating war of words since Wednesday when Trump warned of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if the North continues escalating its nuclear threat.

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"The United States military is locked and loaded every day, and especially those who are on the front lines of freedom, such as those that are stationed in South Korea and those soldier, sailors, airmen, and Marines that are stationed in northeast Asia or rotate there", he said.

"Hopefully it will all work out", Trump said Friday.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo similarly said Sunday that there is no "imminent" threat of North Korea attacking the US with a nuclear weapon, though he still expects the country to continue developing its missile program even as other countries call on it to stop. But Mattis said Thursday that the American effort was "diplomatically led".

The United Nations Security Council, with encouragement from the US, voted unanimously at the beginning of August to impose new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for the regime's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

"That was one of those I wish I'd not said", Ellison said.

Savage pointed to a Business Insider report citing an expert on North Korea and China who says Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons is "aimed at the eventual reunification of the Korean peninsula".


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