12 August 2017

News Story: Trump says U.S. military "locked and loaded" on Korean peninsula nuclear issue

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" to deal with the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) act unwisely," Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Trump's warning came after Pyongyang accused the United States and Japan of reckless behavior earlier in the day.

Pyongyang said it would prepare a plan by mid-August to strike the U.S. territory of Guam with intermediate missiles, the Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday.

Trump's words on Friday were the latest in a string of warnings unleashed this week against the northeast Asian country.

Read the full story at Xinhua