Missouri Congressman expects United States to shoot down North Korea's missiles


"When you say "bad solution" are you talking about war?"

Earlier, North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency said the U.S. president is "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war".

Rest assured, the country's defense systems are "locked and loaded" should the budding nuclear power "act unwisely", according to our Commander-in-Chief.

Pyongyang has accused Mr Trump of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

The relationship between America and North Korea has always been a turbulent one.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the escalating rhetoric was the "wrong answer" and saw no military solution to the crisis.

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Judge Jeanine Pirro said she likes Trump's strong rhetoric, since he's dealing with a "bully" and a "lunatic" in the North Korean dictator.

Tensions across the Pacific have mounted in recent weeks, sparked by North Korea's testing of ballistic missiles that could have the capability of striking the continental U.S.as well as news reports that North Korea may already possess a nuclear warhead miniaturized small enough to fit inside one of those missiles.

Earlier in the week, Mr Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on Pyongyang.

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North Korea has always denied any wrongdoing.

He said he does not want to talk about back channel talks with North Koreans as being reported by some media outlets.

"We're too close for comfort", says Francesca Ballendorf, a longtime Guamanian. "'Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump".

According to Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), a non-profit organization dedicated to generate public support for missile defense systems in the United State, Guam is covered by a US missile defense system deployed permanently by the Defense Department at Andersen Air Force Base, which includes the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system and the AN/TPY-2 radar system.

There has been no indication that any actual attack on the Pacific island is imminent.

Trump prefaced his comments Thursday by saying those earlier remarks may not have been "tough enough". North Korea has always viewed the training as preparation for war.

As North Korea's only real ally, China has more influence than any other nation over the hermit nation.

The country's official Korean Central News Agency reported on a mass rally held in Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square and cited the secretary of the Pyongyang City Youth League Committee as saying "the young people in the country would become five million human bullets and bombs and nuclear warheads to blow the United States from this planet".