Washington: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea, saying that Pyongyang will face “fire and fury” if it continues to threaten the U.S.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening – beyond a normal statement – and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which the world has never seen before,” ABC news quoted Trump as saying to reporters at his New Jersey golf club.
Trump’s remarks came after reports emerged saying that North Korea has created a miniaturized nuclear weapon designed to fit inside its missiles. Trump has also tried to leverage China, Pyongyang’s only major ally, to get the country to change its behaviour.
Earlier, Trump had said that the U.S. will continue working with allies like Russia and China to diplomatically deal with North Korea on curbing nuclear threat.
Trump has welcomed Russia and China’s cooperation with the United States for supporting economic sanctions against reclusive regime of North Korea for conducting intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and violating the UN resolutions.
“The president appreciates China’s and Russia’s cooperation in securing passage of this resolution,” the White House said in a statement.
In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by North Korea, the United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution which will slap new sanctions on Pyongyang.
The 15-member body strongly condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launches on 3 July and 28 July, which the country has stated were of “intercontinental” range.
The Council moved to significantly strengthen the sanctions on North Korea, imposing a full ban on the export of coal, iron and iron ore from Pyongyang. Previously these items could be exported for livelihood purposes, for a limited amount.
The Council also prohibited countries from increasing the total number of work authorisations for North Korea nationals.
It banned new joint ventures or cooperative entities with North Korean entities or individuals as well as additional investments in existing joint ventures