North Korea Threatens 'Merciless Punishment' On US After Trump's 'Foolish Remarks'

Geneva Matthews
November 7, 2017

Trump was due to arrive early Tuesday in Seoul - where the subject of how to tackle North Korea's totalitarian dictator is expected to be at the top of the agenda. Here's a look at some of them.

The US president, according to the newspaper, is "unstable".

Trump's marathon trip comes with the North Korea crisis at fever pitch, as USA bombers fly sorties over the Korean peninsula and fears mount of another Pyongyang missile test.

The world will be watching what kind of language Trump will use in his comments on North Korea.

'It is our intent to have a full public accounting of the potential cost of war, so the American people understand the commitment we would be making as a nation if we were to pursue military action, ' the lawmakers said.

Increasing animosity would be a burden for Moon.

Dumont noted that the USA is evaluating North Korea's ability to target heavily populated areas of South Korea with long-range artillery, rockets and ballistic missiles.

China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the latest UN sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus. But Trump has made scrapping trade deals a hallmark of his presidency.

'No dictator, no regime, no nation should ever underestimate American resolve, ' Trump told hundreds of cheering United States and Japanese troops in camouflage uniforms gathered at Yokota Air Base, just west of Tokyo, soon after he arrived.

Trump has accused South Korea in the past of not paying its fair share for the cost of USA forces in the country.

"I think it's expected we'll meet with Putin, yeah", Trump told reporters on Air Force One en route to Japan.

And a high-profile defector last week said that North Korean military officers have been trained to trigger a devastating counterstrike if their country were attacked by the United States.

South Korea's recent agreement with China to try to end disputes over an advanced US missile defense system deployed in South Korea could be an issue.

"Somehow or another it requires cooperation", Peskov said.

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is interviewed by NBC News' Lester Holt.

"We may have a meeting with Putin", he said.

Other issues at stake are South Korea's hope to regain the wartime operational control of its troops, now placed at the hands of the chief of the 28,000 US troops in the South, and Seoul's possible purchase of high-tech USA weapons systems.

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