Ted Cruz opens the door to bombing North Korea

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Monday Jan. 15

But the fearless tyrant taunted the American president, who he said cannot attack North Korea because the country's nukes can now reach anywhere in the US.

The U.S. retains 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War that ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving the adversaries in a state of war for the past six decades.

Kang emphasized the importance of pushing for denuclearization and inter-Korean talks at the same time, an approach that drew support from the USA and Japan.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Trump as saying in an interview Thursday: "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un". "I'm sure Pyongyang has been sitting on it for months". "This is reality, not a threat", the North Korean leader said in a televised New Year's Day speech. He voiced cautious hopes for diplomatic success that would benefit not just the United States but the wider world.

"What China is helping us with, Russian Federation is denting".

Tillerson said all countries needed to work together to improve interdiction of ships attempting to skirt sanctions and said there must be "new consequences" for North Korea "whenever new aggression occurs".

After comparing the North Korean policies of previous presidents to the actions of "hesitant parents punishing rebellious children", Cruz argued that America needed to take a tougher approach to the wayward dictatorship.

They said, however, that North Korea had not yet offered proof that it had mastered all technical hurdles, including development of a re-entry vehicle needed to deliver a heavy nuclear warhead reliably atop an ICBM.

For the first time in two years, North and South Korea have engaged in dialogue in order to avert the possibility of a nuclear war breaking out in the divided Korean peninsula. "So the net result is not as good as it could be".

Tillerson spoke to reporters aboard his plane back to Washington, a day after meeting with USA allies to discuss intensifying sanctions pressure on North Korea.

"We're playing a very, very hard game of poker and you don't want to reveal your hand", said Trump.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a cosmetics factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 28, 2017. Instead Trump has a nuclear "football" with military plans and communication tools that, as the president, Trump can use if he needs to order a strike, according to another Newsweek report.

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