President Donald Trump gave his most direct warning toward North Korea on Wednesday, following new reports that Kim Jon Un is now able to make a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could be delivered by an intercontinental ballistic missile.
“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 said in a short statement to reporters.
“He has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement,” Trump said of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. “And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
A few hours after Trump’s news conference, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency carried a series of statements from military spokesmen responding to the president’s rhetoric. Using bombastic language typical to KCNA statements, a spokesman claimed that Pyonyang was “carefully examining” plans to launch missiles at the U.S. island territory of Guam.