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Trump says that a military plan to deal with North Korea is 'locked and loaded'

He called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “find another path”.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
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US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said that military plans to deal with North Korea are “locked and loaded”.

In a tweet this afternoon, the President said that military solutions were in place “should North Korea act unwisely”.

He called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “find another path”.

Tensions between the US and Pyongyang have been high all week, after months of North Korean missile testing.

Earlier this week, Trump warned North Korea it faced “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continued to threaten the United States with its missile and nuclear programs.

That prompted a defiant Pyongyang to threaten a missile attack on Guam, a tiny US territory in the Pacific that is home to a major US air and naval facilities. North Korea added that Trump’s statement was “nonsense” and called him “bereft of reason”.

The sabre rattling set off diplomatic alarm bells, as well as mixed messages from Trump aides about US intentions.

But Trump pushed aside the concerns, telling reporters “there are no mixed messages.”

He said North Korea “should be very, very nervous. Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible.”

With AFP reporting

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