Trump doubles down on warnings to N

Frederick Owens
August 12, 2017

South Korean shares fell to an 11-week low on Friday and the won extended this week's slide as President Donald Trump warned North Korea again not to strike Guam or U.S. allies. "If there's an attack on the US, the ANZUS Treaty would be invoked and Australia would come to the aid of the United States, as America would come to our aid if we were attacked", Turnbull said, referencing a US-Australian mutual defense treaty.

They hope the American people will be so terrified by North Korean ICBMs that the US will not honor its security guarantees and withdraw from the nuclear firing-line into isolationism. -South Korea drills begin. They, with China, are proposing a "double freeze" to cool tensions-a pledge by North Korea to stop missile tests in return for the United States halting military exercises.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. North Korea just wants to show off its military power", Tong said in an interview with Sputnik. And with me he's not getting away with it.

North Korea threatened this week to launch a missile at the waters near Guam - a US territory in the Pacific some 4,000 miles west of Hawaii. He also has shelved plans to investigate misappropriation of US intellectual property by China after Beijing signed on to deeper United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

Iran, China, and Russian Federation will probably think so.

However, continued missile tests from North Korea including two Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles angered the west and Trump's initially warm embrace of China turned cold.

"But of course if North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously bad consequences will follow, and there's no point ducking that inevitable effect", he said, promising Australian military support for the United States if it was attacked.

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The missiles tested in July were the ones the world had been dreading: two-stage Hwasong-14 ICBMs that appeared quite capable of reaching the USA mainland. The silver lining in this unnecessary crisis is that it may further erode Trump's support within the Republican Party, and accelerate efforts to remove him from office. That's a statement. He's not going to go around threatening Guam and he's not going to threaten the United States and he's not going to threaten Japan and he's not going to threaten South Korea.

Immediately, move more THAAD interceptors to South Korea, more Aegis anti-missile ships around North Korea and in the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening USA missile defenses. As North Korea promised to engulf the USA territory of Guam in "enveloping fire", President Trump tweeted that the US military is "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

He said it would be possible for the US and other nations to "crack down on the sanctions on the illicit part of the economy", of North Korea, which he said includes drug smuggling, money laundering, and components of their nuclear weapons program, all of which help fund the North Korean government.

She said: "I don't see a military solution and I don't think it's called for".

China's state-run Global Times newspaper wrote that Beijing should stay neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the US. A war would be "catastrophic", he said.

TRUMP: You'll see. You'll see.

Guam, a tropical island more than 3,000 km (2,000 miles) to the southeast of North Korea, is home to about 163,000 people. And while most Western audiences are well aware that an attack by Pyongyang on South Korea, Japan or the USA would be suicidal, what they often miss is that North Korea wouldn't actually be able to go to war with one of its rivals - even if it wanted to. There is currently no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group or Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit off the Korean Peninsula right now.

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