Following North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test, US President Donald Trump replied, “we’ll see” after being asked about the possibility of a military operation in North Korea. Trump is considering further sanctions against the country.
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Today (Sunday), US President Donald Trump was asked about the possibility of a military operation in North Korea and stated: “We’ll see.” As reported earlier by JOL, Trump tweeted a series of condemnations and threats following the country’s nuclear test.
In addition, Trump stated that his administration is considering an embargo against any country that maintains trade relations with North Korea. Meanwhile, US intelligence officials stated that there is no reason to doubt the validity of the reports that North Korea conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test.
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis stated there are ‘many military options’ and he is briefing Trump on each one. “Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam, or our allies, will be met with a massive military response,” Mattis stated. “A response both effective and overwhelming.”
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During the night, Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and agreed to increase cooperation and pressure against North Korea. Many countries have condemned the nuclear test, including the UK, Germany, France, Canada and Russia. British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson claimed that no military option would be good.