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Trump lauds efforts over N. Korea crisis

Trump lauds efforts over N. Korea crisis

"They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said as he held a discussion on the opioid crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Speaking at the ASEAN Regional Forum on Monday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho blamed the USA for the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and said Pyongyang's "possession of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles is a legitimate option for self-defense in the face of a clear and real nuclear threat posed by the United States", according to a statement. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".

One intelligence official said that the report itself was insignificant and not a sign that North Korea was preparing to test a missile or make any other provocation.

Trump's statement comes just three days after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously voted to impose a new round of sanctions on Pyongyang in response to its latest ballistic missile tests. Overall, 28 percent of Americans favor sending United States troops to destroy North Korea's nuclear facilities and 40 percent favor conducting airstrikes against its nuclear production facilities, according to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The Post also reported that another intelligence assessment estimated that North Korea now has up to 60 nuclear weapons, more than previously thought.

The U.S. -drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood following Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

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Two officials familiar with the document, which was completed last month, verified the contents to the Post.

It also points to more evidence that North Korea isn't listening to the diplomatic threats from the West.

This would mean the North is developing nuclear weapons capable of striking the USA at a much faster rate than expected.

Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in NY.

"Today's news makes clear that much more than these sanctions is required to protect US interests, said Jay Lefkowitz, a former USA special envoy on human rights in North Korea". Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.


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