“We’ll see.” That was the open-ended answer President Donald Trump gave reporters on Sunday when asked if the U.S. was planning to attack North Korea.
Trump met with his advisors, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, over the weekend.
North Korea has recently pushed international chaos to another level, as it conducted a successful nuclear missile launch – its sixth ever – and also said it now has a Hydrogen bomb it can place on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
And, South Korea has warned that North Korea is readying to conduct another ICBM.
The President wrote a series of tweets over the weekend that after North Korea’s “major Nuclear test.”
“Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States […],” Trump wrote. “North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.”
“South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing,” the President exclaimed.
North Korea’s sixth nuclear missile test caused a 6.3 earthquake and was roughly five times as large as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan. The test came hours after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un claimed that it now had an H-bomb to put onto its long-range ICBMs.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted: “The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.”
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Monday that North Korea is “begging for war,” and that it’s time for the international community to impose the strongest possible sanctions against North Korea.
A North Korean ambassador said Tuesday there are more “gift packages” as long as the U.S. continues to try and shut down North Korea’s missile programs.