Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Trump says N.Korea acting 'very, very badly'

Trump says N.Korea acting 'very, very badly'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The barbaric leader has claimed the country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, and news of the rocket engine test indicates North Korea could be close to developing effective long-range missiles.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushed back against the tougher USA line on North Korea, reiterating his country's view that the only way to rein in its reclusive neighbor is through talks.

"He noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance".

Kim assured the "whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries".

Trump also said he had "meetings on North Korea", but did not specify with whom or what was discussed.

"It is a departure", Wolfsthal said, because both Presidents Obama and George W. Bush had talked to North Korea until Pyongyang either pulled out of talks (with Obama) or cheated on its treaty obligations (with Bush).

The US President told reporters on Air Force One that the dictator is "acting very, very badly" after the test was conducted while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was visiting the continent.

The phrase about the military "option being on the table" itself isn't new.

A day later, Trump used tweeter his favorite social media platform to slam North Korea.

During the 2016 presidential campaign and since he took office, Trump criticized China for militarizing the South China Sea and warned about the changes he will make on US' trade relationship with the country.

The city of Oga, which juts out on a peninsula from Japan's coast, has reason to be on guard.

China says the system's powerful radar will extend into the country's northeast and potentially track Chinese missile launches, and maybe even intercept them.

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