Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong Un that if any US territory is attacked, the North Korean leader “will truly regret it.”
“He will regret it, and he will regret it fast,” Mr Trump said.
The President issued the threat in remarks to the press corps that has accompanied him on his extended vacation at his golf resort in New Jersey. When asked about his tweet earlier that morning saying that US military solutions are “locked and loaded” should North Korea threaten the US, Mr Trump said that he’s sure the North Koreans know what he meant.
“Those words are very, very easy to understand,” he said.
Mr Trump and Mr Kim have been engaged in an escalating duel of spoken threats recently, after North Korea tested two Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) last month, and after an intelligence report indicated that their military had successfully miniaturised nuclear bombs so that they could be attached to missiles.