Everyone's Using This Hillary Clinton Tweet To Mock Trump On North Korea
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 09, 2017,
Aug 09, 2017, 0:12
In its first major response to the sanctions drafted by the United States and adopted on Saturday, North Korea said it would never relinquish its missile and nuclear arsenals and called the penalties a panicky US-led response to its growing military might.
It's the first time these missiles have been deployed on this type of platform since 2014, US officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region told Fox News on Monday.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a question about whether Trump's retweet amounted to a confirmation of Fox's story, which was attributed to unnamed "U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region".
Pyongyang's statement said the sanctions were caused by a "heinous U.S. plot to isolate and stifle" North Korea.
Officials at the agency would not comment Tuesday on the report.
A Japanese defense paper and a USA media report said Tuesday that North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. To repeat: It is a positive development, and it's reassuring to see that the Trump administration can do something right.
The findings of the poll largely echo those from a recent poll conducted for The Washington Post and ABC News.
"I have this warning for would-be leakers: Don't do it!"
Gary Samore, a former top nuclear negotiator for President Barack Obama said Beijing's role was "very significant" because it had joined sanctions to censure long-range missile tests.
United States stocks fell, with the S&P 500 at a session low after Trump's comment, while a widely followed measure of stock market anxiety spiked higher and was on track to close at a one-month high.
Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted, "After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea".
"The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the Philippines Monday. "We must be tough & decisive!"