Trump Condemns ‘Very Hostile’ North Korea Following Sixth Nuclear Test

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• September 3, 2017 12:34 pm


President Donald Trump on Sunday morning sent out multiple tweets castigating North Korea after Pyongyang reported the prior day that it conducted its sixth nuclear test.

Pyongyang state media claimed Sunday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile," according to the Associated Press. The inspection was part of North Korea's work to build an arsenal of viable nuclear ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

The explosive power of the bomb is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, according to the state run Korean Central News Agency.

Trump responded to the missile test on Twitter, slamming North Korea for its continuing "hostile and dangerous" actions towards the United States.

"..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success," Trump tweeted.

Trump also took a shot at ally South Korea for trying to have appeasement talks with North Korea, which he says "will not work."

Trump tweeted Wednesday that "talking is not the answer" when dealing with North Korea after it conducted a ballistic missile test Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon reported. During that test, the North Korean missile flew over U.S.-ally Japan, and made it the second ballistic missile fired in four days. In an official statement Tuesday, the president said "all options are on the table."

"The world has received North Korea's latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior," Trump said.

"Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table," he added.