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Trump says if North Korea attacks, 'will truly regret it'

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:46

President Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday saying if they do anything to Guam, another American territory or an American ally, Kim Jong-Un will 'truly regret it'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump said on Friday he hoped North Korea "fully" understood the gravity of his words warning Pyongyang against taking any military action against the United States or its allies. "I hope that they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean," Trump told reporters at his golf resort in New Jersey. "Those words are very easy to understand." Trump, vacationing at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort, kept up the war of words and again referenced North Korea's leader in his latest bellicose remarks toward Pyongyang this week. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely," he wrote on Twitter. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" The Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would proceed as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to further antagonize North Korea. Meanwhile, Russia, China and Germany voiced dismay at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington. Friday's tweet by the Republican president, a wealthy businessman and former reality television personality, came shortly after the North Korean state news agency, KCNA, put out a statement blaming him for the boiling tensions. "Trump is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war, making such outcries as 'the U.S. will not rule out a war against the DPRK (North Korea),'" KCNA said. Guam, the Pacific island that is a U.S. territory, posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in its vicinity. "Do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you," the guidelines stated. "Take cover behind anything that might offer protection."

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Trump says if North Korea attacks, 'will truly regret it'

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:46