Trump says USA is 'locked and loaded' amid North Korea threat

Credit AP

The escalation in rhetoric by Trump - which some US leaders and allies have criticized - comes as North Korea has stepped up its threats against the United States, including a potential missile launch landing near the USA territory of Guam.

"Fire and fury" has become "locked and loaded" as President Donald Trump's warnings against North Korea's threats to USA military installations and its nuclear ambitions continue.

The president said that the USA military is ready in a tweet and said he hopes North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, "will find another path".

The warnings from Trump come as China - North Korea's primary ally - issued a veiled warning to the U.S.

The US President's warning came hours after China appealed to the US and North Korea "to be cautious with their words and actions" amid heightened nuclear tensions.

Just a day earlier, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said its army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near Guam.

"It's about time someone stood up for the people of our country", he added.


Tensions between the two countries have escalated these weeks after North Korea tested two inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July.

He also warned on Thursday that, "if [Kim Jong Un] does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea".

"North Korea better get their act together, or they are going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world".

Trump's comments followed a North Korean claim over state television that it was preparing to fire four missiles towards the USA strategic island Guam.

The Korean Central News Agency reported that the proposal would be forwarded to leader Kim once plans had been finalised.

"If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so", it said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:57
I think we've got owners who want to keep their best players. When Thierry Henry says it, you generally believe it. Click any of these buttons below!

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National Basketball Association 2K18 Prelude Demo Coming to Xbox One in September
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:47
It's now unclear how numerous features in the PS4/Xbox One version of the game will make their way over to the Switch version. Second, the art team has been using state-of-the-art photo techniques to scan players and their features.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Applebee's, IHOP parent company to close as many as 160 restaurants
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:45
Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new stake in shares of DineEquity during the first quarter worth about $403,000. The company had revenue of $155.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $155.33 million.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pratt, Faris staying together even after split
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:33
Chris and Anna met on the set of their film Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and we married by summer 2009. They are devoted parents, both separately and together and they are determined to keep it that way.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top RCom offers 'unlimited data' and calls at Rs 299
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:30
Rival Airtel has rolled out Rs 399 plan that offers 1GB data per day for 84 days, along with unlimited local and STD calls. Vodafone also launched a new plan, the First Recharge (FR) - 445, aimed at new 4G prepaid users in Maharashtra and Goa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dead, 175 Injured as Quake Strikes China's Sichuan
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:24
On Tuesday night, President Xi Jinping called for all-out efforts to rapidly organise relief work and rescue the injured. Almost 60,000 people - around half of which were tourists - were evacuated from quake-hit towns and villages Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Global shares mostly lower on rising unease over North Korea
Aug 11, 2017 - 15:07
Wall Street's fear gauge - the CBOE Volatility Index or the VIX - surged 44%, its second-biggest one-day jump of the year. Against the Swiss franc, it fared slightly better and was broadly flat on the day at 1.1319 francs per euro.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo Switch Facing Lawsuit Over Its Tablet Design
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:53
As you can see, it is a tablet with game controllers attached to either side but none of it really resembles the Nintendo Switch . The Wikipad line doesn't allow you to play games on the tablet then dock it to play on the TV, for example.

USA stock futures sink as North Korea tensions shake markets
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:52
In the political sphere, investors will be keeping a close eye on the rising tensions between North Korea and the US on Wednesday. The share price of G4S, the world's largest security group, fell 5.38% amid its organic growth cooling down in emerging markets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moto X4 renders and specs leaked again
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:47
According to an image posted by Blass on Twitter, the camera in Moto X4 will come integrated with artificial intelligence (AI). Moto X4 will feature metal and 3D glass smart dual rear cameras (12MP + 8MP) with dual LED flash placed above the two lenses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:34
There are also three new exterior colors including two premium paint offerings - Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl. The Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive model returns, and Acura says it is the company's best performing sedan to date.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Insight: BJP leaders slam Hamid Ansari for his 'Muslim unease' comment
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:32
Naidu was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka in 1998 and was re-elected twice in 2004 and 2010 from Karnataka. But to the best of his knowledge, Ansari faced no controversy in his long public life which was worth emulating, Modi said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PSG Close To Reach Deal With AS Monaco Over Kylian Mbappe
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:27
PSG look set to offer an astounding £400,000 a week to turn the Chilean's head and get him in Paris . The French heavyweights, PSG are thought to be out of the race in signing Kylian Mbappe .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Luther Strange Milks Trump Tweet For All It's Worth
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:18
Strange's political consultants are desperately hoping that Trump's tweet trumps all that intra-party squabbling. Trump's biggest ally, with each of the candidates pledging their support for the president's agenda.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Magellan Midstream Partners LP
Aug 11, 2017 - 14:02
It fall, as 11 investors sold AM shares while 25 reduced holdings. 3,000 shares were sold by FOSTER JESSE G, worth $177,234. Salient Capital Advisors Llc increased Macquarie Infrastructure Cor (MIC) stake by 19.06% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.