All eyes are on North Korea. President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to issue the following warning:
NO MORE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Trump’s threat to North Korea was then reframed in an op-ed in the Financial Times on Saturday. The piece echoed Trump’s.
“Kim Jong-un is using his regime’s nuclear arsenal as a blackmail weapon, and a reason to justify the continuation of his domestic repression and economic mismanagement. What we are witnessing is no longer a regional problem, but a global one. And if the UN Security Council, with its unanimous adoption of tough new sanctions, is to be credible, then Mr. Kim must not be allowed to miscalculate and attack our ally, the Republic of Korea, or any other country,” the op-ed read.
President Trump also followed up on Twitter, telling North Korea to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”
Has a war actually been on the cards? CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto thinks so.
“The North Koreans have always been very much interested in declaring war. The concern is just will President Trump go that far,” Sciutto said in a conversation with anchor Catherine Herridge on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”