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US nuclear button ‘much bigger’ than North Korea’s: Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump yesterday warned Kim Jong-Un that he possessed a nuclear button that is “much bigger & more powerful” than that of the North Korean leader.
He tweeted: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Trump’s message came after Kim used his annual New Year address to warn he has a “nuclear button” on his table, but sweetened his remarks by expressing an interest in dialog and taking part in the Pyeongchang Games next month.
South Korea responded positively Tuesday, proposing high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9.
But US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley dismissed the proposed dialog between the Koreas as a “band-aid,” warning that Washington would never accept a nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

South Korea responded positively Tuesday, proposing high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9.
‘Band-aid’ talks
But the US envoy to the United Nations has dismissed as a “band-aid” the prospect of talks between North and South Korea, warning that Washington would never accept a nuclear-armed Pyongyang.
Responding to Seoul’s offer of high-level talks with Pyongyang, Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters: “We won’t take any of the talks seriously if they don’t do something to ban all nuclear weapons in North Korea.”
“We consider this to be a very reckless regime. We don’t think we need a band-aid and we don’t think we need to smile and take a picture.
“We think we need to have them stop nuclear weapons and they need to stop it now,” she said, warning: “We will never accept a nuclear North Korea.”
North Korea’s race to build an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear warhead has prompted stepped up UN sanctions — and raised fears of a nuclear conflict.
South Korea extended the offer of talks, to take place January 9, after the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un called for better relations and said his country might attend the Winter Olympics.
Trump held up the development as proof the campaign of pressure was having a “big impact.”
And when asked to comment on the prospect of direct Korean talks — and whether such a development could upset its strategy on the crisis — the White House said its policy remained unchanged.
“The United States is committed and will still continue to put maximum pressure on North Korea to change and make sure that it denuclearizes the peninsula,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
“Our goals are the same and we share that with South Korea.”
Washington has spearheaded the international push to sanction North Korea at the United Nations, which last year slapped three rafts of economic sanctions on the regime, targeting its oil, coal, iron, fisheries and textile sectors. 

1 comment

  • Ruben

    What Trump means is his DIK is bigger than Kim.

    Ruben Thursday, 04 January 2018 07:05 Comment Link

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