Donald Trump warns North Korea of 'overwhelming options' as UN condemns 'highly provocative' missile launch

16 September 2017, 04:05 AM
Tump warns North Korea after 'highly provocative' missile launch
Tump warns North Korea after 'highly provocative' missile launch

US President Donald Trump lashed out at North Korea for its recent missile launch which flew over its Asian neighbour Japan. Trump stood before a B-2 stealth bomber and a vast US flag, while warning that advanced US weaponry could make the souls of America's enemies "crumble."

Addressing several hundred air force personnel after reviewing some of America's most high-tech fighters jets and bombers, Trump warned that Pyongyang had "once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbours and for the entire world community."

"After seeing our capabilities, I am more confident than ever that our options are not only effective but overwhelming," Trump said.

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea's "highly provocative" launch of a missile that flew over Japan and demanded that Pyongyang immediately halt such actions.

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council said the launch was carried out just three weeks after a first missile overflew Japan and less than two weeks after Pyongyang's sixth and biggest nuclear test.

First Published: Saturday, September 16, 2017 03:50 AM
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