U.S. President Donald Trump has warned North Korea that U.S. military options are ready and “locked and loaded” if Kim Jong-un chooses to “act unwisely” amid rising tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
He spoke as North Korea accused him of “driving” the Korean peninsula to the “brink of a nuclear war”.
Earlier, North Korean state media has reported that the country is detailing a plan to launch four Hwsong-12 intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBM) toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam which is a major military hub and home to U.S. strategic bombers.
Trump has earlier threatened that North Korea “had best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Pyongyang ridiculed Trump’s remark labelling it as “load of nonsense” and in its turn vowing to act with “absolute force.”