Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Obama Homeland Security adviser: No room for mistakes on North Korea

Obama Homeland Security adviser: No room for mistakes on North Korea

'If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime, and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so, ' reported the Global Times, a daily Chinese newspaper controlled by the Communist Party.

"President Trump has basically drawn a red line".

Trump and North Korea have been exchanging escalating threats, with the North saying it was examining plans for attacking Guam.

Trump also warned if Kim followed through on plans to strike Guam, the USA response "will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before".

But if Pyongyang does attack Guam, "I have confidence that we have responses that are proportionate to the problem", Rice said.

Trump warned Tuesday that he would unleash "fire and fury" against North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States.

That's what some Twitter users, including actor and former Barack Obama aide Kal Penn, are demanding, after President Trump tweeted Friday morning that U.S. "He's not going to contain the threat, he's going to stop the threat", Mr Graham told CBS.

With his "fire and fury" warning, Trump was "sending a strong message to North Korea in language that (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language", Tillerson said.

'[The] juxtaposition of tough sanctions and military exercises has predictably heightened North Korea's threats, ' and it was to be expected, Rice wrote referring to the recent sanctions against North Korea unanimously passed by the UN Security Council, as well as the large-scale military exercises that the United States conducts with South Korea every year.

North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam, which is home to about 163,000 people and a USA military base that includes a submarine squadron, an airbase and a Coast Guard group.

"Trump, '" Gorka said in a Fox interview.

"And so the kind of apparently off-the-cuff statement we saw yesterday from President Trump is very concerning, because what we're going to be anxious about here, particularly in this area of the world with this regime, is the danger of miscalculation and potential escalation".

China, which is North Korea's closest ally despite its anger at Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs, described the situation as "complex and sensitive", and urged calm and a return to talks.

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