On the tail end of the Syrian airstrike President Trump made an astonishing move towards N. Korea. A U.S. Navy strike group from Australia was moved over to the Korean peninsula in response to troubling ballistic missile tests and concerns about a possible nuclear test by North Korea that have been an issue for quite some time.
Now North Korea is now vowing to respond with nuclear weapons if the U.S. makes any military strike. President Donald Trump is not sitting back, however. Apparently N. Korea didn’t missed the very important message sent via the Syrian strike example and elicited a response from President Trump who said “North Korea is looking for trouble,” via Twitter within hours of the threat of nuclear attack. Trump then tweeted. “If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! USA.”
North Korea said they were ready for any move by the United States. “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the U.S. mainland,” the country’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
Trump met last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-lago and urged him to curb North Korea’s aggressive actions. Coming out of the meeting, Xi expressed very positive statements on trade and on cooperation. “I believe we will keep developing in a stable way to form friendly relations … For the peace and stability of the world, we will also fulfill our historical responsibility,” he said. “Well, I agree with you 100 percent,” Trump replied.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump referenced that meeting and reiterated his desire for China to intervene. “I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!,” he said. Trump has shown with the Syria strike that he will not just sit back when bad actors act. It made China and North Korea sit up and take notice. This is going to force China to have to take a stronger hand with North Korea, if they want a trade deal and peaceful relations with the United States.
Military experts predict the dictator will conduct another nuclear missile test this weekend to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.