Trump asserts North Korea should be 'very, very nervous'

US President Donald Trump has escalated his rhetoric on North Korea, saying his 'fire and fury' comment might not be 'tough enough'

11 August 2017, 8:13am
Donald Trump issued a new waring over the North Korea's development of nuclear weapons
Donald Trump issued a new waring over the North Korea's development of nuclear weapons
United States President Donald Trump has dismissed his latest comments, saying "fire and fury" as they might not be "tough enough".

Trump issued a new waring over the North Korea's development of nuclear weapons. 

Addressing reporters during his vacation at  his New Jersey golf club, Trump said North Korea “better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble."

His comments came after Pyongyang announced it had a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory and strategic island base of Guam.

“Frankly, the people who were questioning that statement, was it too tough? Maybe it wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said. “They’ve been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.”

He continued to warn North Korea about any possible attack saying “things will happen to them like they never thought possible.”

Tension between the two countries is traditionally heightened in August as the US conducts a series of military exercises jointly with South Korea, which North Korea views as direct threats to it.

In a statement issued on KCNA, its state news agency, North Korea said the US “would suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure”.

The warning, which was issued on Thursday ahead of Mr Trump’s comments, is in line with verbose threats it has made in the past to “mercilessly” wipe out the US.