Relations between US and North Korea have deteriorated to the worst extent possible and on Friday US President Donald Trump issued another warning to Pyongyang.
He said that solutions against the nuclear-armed regime were "locked and loaded" for use if North Korea acted "unwisely". He retweeted a US Pacific Command tweet of pictures showing US Air Force Bomber B-1B Lancers. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.
Hopefully (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Trump told his 35.5 million followers on twitter. "USAF B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam stand ready to fulfil USFK's fight tonight mission if called upon to do so," the Pacific Command said in a tweet.
On Thursday, Trump issued fresh warnings to North Korea, saying things will happen to the country like it "never thought possible" if Pyongyang thinks about attacking Americaor any of its allies. Referring to his Tuesday's statement that North Korean threat to the US will be met with "fire and fury", he said themessage wasn't tough enough and it's time to act for thepeople of America.
"It's the first time they've heard it like they heard it. Frankly, the people that were questioning that statement, wasit too tough, maybe it wasn't tough enough. "They've been doing this to our country for a long time,for many years, and it's about time that somebody stuck up forthe people of this country and for the people of other countries. So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn't toughenough," Trump told reporters at his summer vacation home at Bedminster in New Jersey on Thursday.
The president was responding to a question on Tuesday's remarks, which has attracted criticism from traditional foreign policy experts and Democratic lawmakers. "We are backed 100 percent by our military. We are backed by everybody.. we're backed by many other leaders. I noticed that many senators and others, came out very much in favour of what I said. But, if anything, that statement maynot be tough enough.
"The people of this country should be very comfortable, and I will tell you this, if North Korea does anything interms of even thinking about attack on anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous," Trump said.
"They should be very nervous, because things will happento them like they never thought possible. He (Kim) has been pushing the world around for a long time. I have great respect for what China and what Russia did, and we got a 15-to-nothing vote," he added.
Trump also praised his UN Ambassador, Indian-AmericanNikki Haley on being successful in getting the Security Council sanctions on the Asian country.
Talking about China, Trump said the communist nation cando a lot more in helping the US handle the threat from the Kim Jong-Un regime. The US president has also said that North Korea better get its act together or they are "going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world", while stressing that the US and allies are safe.
With PTI inputs