Pyongyang: The US military has flown bombers close to North Korea on Saturday to show Pyongyang that Donald Trump has many military options to defeat any threat.
The show of force follows in which Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un exchanged personal barbs over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The comments marked an escalation in rhetorical warfare that has already seen Mr Trump promise “fire and fury” if North Korea doesn’t curb its pursuit of nuclear weapons that could hit America.
“Rocket man is on a suicide mission,” Trump said during his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, using a nickname he coined for Mr Kim.
North Korean officials have said that Mr Kim is considering green lighting a nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean in response to Mr Trump’s comments, just weeks after the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date