Trump Warns North Korea
Pyongyang recently said it was working on a plan to launch a medium-range ballistic missile near the US territory of Guam, some 3,200km from North Korea. US officials then told NBC that Washington has a plan for a preemptive strike on North Korean missile sites with bombers stationed in Guam, should Trump order it.
On Friday, the US president again added fuel to the fire, saying that if Pyongyang “acts unwisely,” Washington has military solutions “locked and loaded.”
North Korea Wants War
North Korea wants World War 3, there are at least 3.5 million young people and retired soldiers have joined the North Korean military to fight in the event of a war against the US, state media said, adding that people are rising up “to retaliate against” Washington.
The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington has escalated since US President Donald Trump took office. Trump has repeatedly stated that the White House has run out of patience with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Amid the recent spike in tensions, Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” later adding that the threat wasn’t tough enough.
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“All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times,” North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, the Workers’ Party newspaper, reported, as cited by the South Korean Yonhap news agency.
According to the paper, about 3.47 million people, including students and retired soldiers, asked the authorities to enlist them in the military.
“In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone. In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and laborers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests,” the paper said.
On Wednesday, tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, the capital, after the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions against the country.
The restrictions came after North Korea’s latest missile tests, which it claimed involved the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Russia, however, said that the missiles were intermediate range.
China Knows Trump is Serious
Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the tense situation around North Korea with US President Donald Trump over the phone, urging the “relevant side” to exercise restraint, state TV said.
“President Trump and President Xi agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior,” the statement from the White House said, as cited by Reuters.
The Chinese leader told his US counterpart that the crisis needs a peaceful resolution and it is in the joint interests of China and the United States to maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula.
“The relevant side must at present exercise restraint, and avoid words and actions that exacerbate tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” Chinese state media said, Reuters reported.
Xi also reiterated his support for a nuclear-free North Korea.
The conversation took place after a series of threats made by Trump to the North Korean leadership, which in turn promised to target the vicinity of Guam in its next missile test. Japan said it would take down the missiles if such a launch through its airspace took place, while Trump warned that the US has military solutions “locked and loaded.”
While not publicly stating how it would proceed in the event of a US attack on Pyongyang, Beijing strongly hinted that it would oppose such actions. An editorial in the state-run outlet the Global Times, published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, suggested that China would seek to prevent an attack on North Korea while remaining neutral if Pyongyang launched an attack.
“If North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral,” the Global Times wrote.
But should the US and its allies attempt to “overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula,” Beijing would “prevent them from doing so,” it said.
Guam, a US territory in the Pacific, has been repeatedly reassured that it’s “safe.” Trump told the population of the strategic island, a third of which is occupied by US bases, that “we are with you a thousand percent.” However, Guam’s Office of Civil Defense began distributing information preparing residents for a missile attack.
“Do not look at the flash or fireball – it can blind you. Lie flat on the ground and cover your head,” the information sheet instructed, also offering advice on how to wash in case of radioactive contamination.
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