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"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States".

"It would be unlike anything we've ever seen, something we'd see in World War II".

Observers quickly related his remarks to President Harry S. Truman's fiery rhetoric in a statement 72 years ago, in which Truman announced toward the end of World War II that the US had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. You'll see. To talk about the USA options in North Korea, we're joined now by Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of NY. On Thursday, Trump said his previous statement may not have been tough enough.

MARTIN: What - are President Trump's words, though, undermining the potential effectiveness of those sanctions if it just keeps escalating the rhetoric and escalating the threats that North Korea throws back?

President Trump confirmed Friday morning tweeting; "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". We want you to take a live look at Guam where it is nighttime right now. That's all preferred, is getting that to work rather than the military option.


That letter also asked about steps to address humanitarian issues such as the reunification of Korean families separated by the armistice that concluded the Korean War, and the return of remains of USA service members left in North Korea after the war. Less than a week later, on August 8, President Trump responded to North Korea's latest missile test by threatening to unleash "fire and fury" against Pyongyang, raising alarms throughout the global community. "I was really taken aback by the level of the siege mentality and the paranoia that exists there", Clapper said of his 2014 visit to North Korea. We're not going to contain the threat.

"I've been an advocate for years now of opening-which right now is kind of hard to do-but an intersection in Pyongyang much like we had in Havana for decades, [another] government we didn't recognize", Clapper said.

MARTIN: Let me ask you on that in seconds remaining - are you convinced that China will stick to these sanctions? We need to get - it's going to be tested quickly over the course of literally weeks as to whether or not China's serious.

MARTIN: Any more effort created to put more pressure on China - targeting specific banks, targeting businesses that do business with North Korea?

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