North Korea Says Donald Trump is “Bereft of Reason” — “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy”

In another escalation of strong rhetoric, Pyongyang has accused US President Donald Trump of being “bereft of reason.” Both Japan and South Korea have warned the North over its latest threats to the US territory of Guam.

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North Korea’s military on Thursday described overt threats from US President Donald Trump as a “load of nonsense,” marking another uptick in strong rhetoric increasing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

“Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him,” the military said in comments carried by state-run news agency KCNA.

Read more: Can North Korea’s elites oust Kim Jong Un?

The report added that actions the North Korean military “is about to take” will be effective in restraining Washington’s “frantic moves.” North Korean military officials said plans for an attack on the US territory of Guam will be ready by mid-August, after which they will be presented to the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Tensions have soared in the past week with Trump striking a combative tone, saying Tuesday that North Korea “best not make any more threats” against the US. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” he added.

On Thursday, a deputy assistant to Trump, Sebastian Gorka told BBC radio: “Donald Trump has been unequivocal: he will use any appropriate measures to protect the United States and her citizens.”

“We do not telegraph our future scenarios and how we are going to react,” Gorka said. “If you show players around a table your poker hand, you will lose that game. It is not a good idea in cards, it is a very bad idea in geopolitics.”

‘Never tolerate’ provocations

Early Thursday, both Japan and South Korea warned Pyongyang over its latest threats.

South Korea’s military said Pyongyang would face a “stern and strong” response from Washington and Seoul if it goes ahead with plans to fire rockets near Guam.

The US and South Korea are prepared to “immediately and sternly punish” provocations from North Korea, said Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Tokyo added that Japan “can never tolerate” such provocations from North Korea. Japan’s Defense Ministry noted that technically the country could intercept a Guam-bound missile if it appeared to be an existential threat.

US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Wednesday tried to defuse the situation, telling reporters aboard his plane that there wasn’t “any immediate threat” to the island of Guam after Pyongyang said it was considering plans to target areas surrounding the US territory.

“Americans should sleep well at night,” he said in an attempt to calm fears of a possible military conflict between the US and North Korea. “Nothing that I have seen and nothing that I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.”

Map of the Pacific Ocean showing Guam and Hawaii, the US and North Korea

War of words

However, soon after Tillerson’s remarks, Trump appeared to up the stakes again by praising US nuclear armaments, saying they had become “stronger and more powerful than ever before” since the start of his presidency.

…Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!

That announcement came just hours after President Donald Trump (above on Tuesday) delivered his fiercest warning yet to North Korea Tuesday afternoon

That announcement came just hours after President Donald Trump (above on Tuesday, in Bedminster, NJ)

The escalation in rhetoric follows the release of a Japanese defense paper and reports by multiple US media outlets that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged North Korea to stop considering any actions that would “lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

Pyongyang “would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates,” he said in a statement.

Beijing: Situation ‘sensitive’

Several world powers, including Germany, have urged both sides to show restraint. China has described the situation as “highly complicated and sensitive.”

“We hope all relevant parties speak cautiously and move prudently, stop provoking each other, avoid further escalating the situation and strive to return to the correct track of dialogue and negotiations as soon as possible,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

Read more: What is China’s role in the North Korean crisis?

Meanwhile, North Korea on Wednesday said it had released Hyeon Soo Lim, a South Korean-born Canadian citizen, on humanitarian grounds.

The 61-year-old Lim, who had worked as a Presbyterian pastor in Canada, was arrested in North Korea in early 2015 and handed a life sentence of hard labor. Pyongyang claims the pastor was attempting to overthrow the regime, which Canadian authorities vehemently deny.


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Dictator  has been plotting a US attack plan since 2013 at the latest, when he was photographed deep in conversation with close advisors.

The photos show the despot poring over maps and making notes while a huge map in the background is emblazoned with a terrifying Korean heading.

Alongside various arrows, denoting the direction and speed of fearsome missiles, the text reads: “Strategic Forces’ US Mainland Striking Plan.“

Other photos taken at the same time show North Korean soldiers taking part in a US attack military drill.

The malnourished soldiers, dressed in ill-fitting military gear, are shown firing bullets at a cutout of an American soldier, complete with a cartoon ‘USA’ hat.

The photos have emerged as the world prepares for the ever-escalating conflict between North Korea and the USA to erupt into all-out war.

Last night  announced it was preparing to attack the US territory of Guam, just hours after US president  promised to deliver “fire and fury” if provoked.

Despot Kim has now gathered trusted advisers in Pyongyang to consider the implications of an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) attack.

Guam and Hawaii at risk of North Korea nuclear strike

Any attack on the island territory of Guam would almost certainly result in a retaliatory nuclear strike by Donald Trump on North Korea.

The conflict has the potential to spark  with military heavyweights Russia and China then forced to pick sides.

READ MORE: Will Donald Trump go to war with North Korea?

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Mr Trump further escalated the situation by taking part in a joint military drill with Japan in which the two nations flew fighter jets near North Korean territory.

North Korea denounced the war-gaming, which used US pilots in Japanese and South Korean planes, as an “actual nuclear drill” and claimed it was just provocation for a retaliatory strike.

The world is holding its breath today amid fears the crisis over North Korea could spiral in to global war after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made unprecedented threats to trade devastating missile strikes

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