Donald Trump has made a statement on North Korea this afternoon that warned of “fire and fury” if they continue to escalate the nuclear threat.
Here is the full statement:
“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.
He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
His comments came after The Washington Post, citing a U.S. intelligence assessment, reported that North Korea crossed a major threshold in its quest to become a nuclear power by successfully producing a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit onto a missile.
If true, the development would cross the Trump administration’s red line on North Korea’s nuclear program.
“If they had nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States, it’s intolerable from the president’s perspective,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview that aired Saturday on MSNBC.
North Korea has been testing intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the continental United States. Over the weekend, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to sanction Pyongyang for the tests.
President Trump: If North Korea makes any more threats to the U.S., "they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" pic.twitter.com/8dQed79L1W
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