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North Korea, Donald Trump trade nuclear barbs

US President points to powerful arsenal after Pyongyang says considering missile strike on Guam

Doina Chiacu & Christine Kim | Reuters  |  Washington/Seoul 

President Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the United States with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of the US nuclear arsenal, but expressed hope this power would never need to be used. Trump’s Twitter messages about the nuclear arsenal came after North Korea said it was considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam. That in turn followed Trump’s comments on Tuesday that any North Korean threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury.” “My first order as ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 02:17 IST
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