Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible"

Via Drudge: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.

Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new economic sanctions while not taking the military option off the table.

"We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," he said.

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3 comments:

Leland said...

I think Trump is pushing China to act. The question is what is he offering China to deal with the inevitable humanitarian crisis. I suspect a blind eye to the expansion in the Spratley's plus keeping intact TPP.

Lem said...

It's 10:00 pm. Do you know where your missiles are?

edutcher said...

They called in the entire US Senate to be briefed.

Somehow, I doubt this is a bargaining ploy.