Saturday, 25 November, 2017

President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

VIETNAMAPECSUMMIT President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un
Erik Tate | 13 November, 2017, 01:23

The drills began in waters off South Korea's eastern coast.

In a visit to Missouri Southern State University on Friday, South Korean Jong-Kook Lee, consul general of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, called the threat of nuclear conflict and heightening tensions with North Korea and the United States "regrettable", but "reality".

North Korea yesterday slammed US President Donald Trump's "warmonger" Asia tour, saying it would only accelerate Pyongyang's push for a full-fledged nuclear deterrent.

According to the U.S. Navy, it is the first three-carrier exercise in the Western Pacific since 2007.

North Korea is not known to have tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since September 15, a relative lull after a brisk series of tests earlier this year.

"The exercise is aimed at enhancing deterrence against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and showing off preparedness to fend off any provocative acts by the North", a ministry spokesman said.

On Tuesday, during a speech, he said: "Do not underestimate us". This came after the Asian dictator called Trump "old".

Trump campaign adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trip
He also testified that he was "not aware" of anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicating with the Russians. The person familiar with Sessions' activity during the campaign said his testimony has been truthful and consistent.

South Korea and the United States will conduct a massive joint naval exercise involving three USA aircraft carriers off the eastern coast Saturday in an unprecedented show of force aimed at deterring North Korea.

The Korean Central News Agency referred to Trump on Saturday as a "destroyer" and a "dotard" who "begged for nuclear war".

"The future of this region and its handsome people must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail", he said during a speech in Vietnam at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. "I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russian Federation can greatly help!"

Following his stop in South Korea, the President travelled on to China - North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump reiterated firm commitment to achieving denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and working towards a solution through dialogue and negotiation.

Beijing fears that squeezing Pyongyang too hard could cause the regime to collapse, sending an influx of refugees across its border and placing the United States army at its doorstep.

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