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FLASHBACK: Obama Boasted the US Could Destroy North Korea

FLASHBACK: Obama Boasted the US Could Destroy North Korea

According to the paper, about 3.47 million people, including students and retired soldiers, asked the authorities to enlist them in the military.

Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's recent ballistic missiles tests, Sputnik reported.

Speaking with Mr. Rose during his trip to Germany, Mr. Obama also said that USA forces were now reanalyzing the strategic positioning of America's missile defense systems.

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Trump's second warning, however, has shaken markets that have been largely resilient this year, swatting away a slew of risks. After coming under pressure early in the session, stocks continue to see notable weakness in mid-day trading on Thursday.

Mr. Obama's comments followed North Korea's fourth nuclear bomb test on January 6, their launch of a long-range rocket on February 7, and a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on April 23.

The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington has escalated since US President Donald Trump took office.

The United States' only option is to stop threatening North Korea's existence, accept it as a sovereign country, and open direct negotiations leading to trade and a true peace with its southern neighbor and us.

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North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. United States officials then told NBC that Washington has a plan for a preemptive strike on North Korean missile sites with bombers stationed in Guam, should Trump order it.

It follows the announcement that North Korea had miniaturised a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the mainland US.

"It's a total mismatch", Ivashov, who now heads the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, said of a possible confrontation between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Photo A-10 planes lined up for takeoff on Thursday from the United States Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. "We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals. The Guam airbase which North Korea is planning to attack is also covered by U.S. anti-missile defense", he said.


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