Afterwards, North Korea threatens the U.S. Territory of Guam.
During a briefing on the opioid crisis, U.S. President Donald Trump responded to news that North Korea may now be able to put a miniaturized nuclear weapon in an ICBM.
Here’s what he said:
Text of Trump’s North Korea statement:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters, speaking slowly and deliberately with his arms crossed in front of him. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening … and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
After Trump made his statement, North Korea threatened to fire missiles at Guam – where the U.S. Andersen Air Force base is located.
That base contains long-range bombers which could participate in a bombing run on North Korea if the United States takes military action.