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Trump now threatens North Korea with US nuclear might

North Korea had threatened a nuclear war on the US after Trumps "fire and fury"?reaction to Korea's nuclear ambitions Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 09, 2017, 01.56 PM (IST)

In his fresh warning to North Korea, President Donald Trump has said that the US nuclear arsenal had grown more powerful than ever before. 

"My first order as President was to renovate and modernise our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before," Trump wrote on Twitter, adding that "hopefully we will never have to use this power."

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The US President's comments come a day after the verbal war between North Korea and the United States. North Korea had threatened a nuclear war on the US after Trump's "fire and fury" reaction to Korea's nuclear ambitions. 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson justified Trump's rhetoric of "fire and fury" saying President Donald Trump was simply using the language "that Kim Jong-Un would understand". He added while talking to journalists, that Kim doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language.

Germany intervened in the mounting war of words between the two countries, urging them to show "restraint". It came down on the side of the US and called North Korea the clear "provocateur in this case and the source of our worries".   

The German foreign ministry, Martin Schaefer, urged United Nations Security Council to "thoroughly implement" the latest round of sanctions against North Korea.

He stressed on continuing the diplomatic efforts among the countries and ensured it as the only way to contain the North Korean threat. 

He added that Germany will consult with the United States and China "to find the right approach to dealing with the existential danger to the region and the world posed by nuclear proliferation and threats from North Korea". 

The North's main ally China warned against "words and actions" that would stoke tensions.

France meanwhile praised Trump's "determination" in standing up to Pyongyang.

 

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