Most Americans support using U.S. troops if North Korea invades South

Saul Bowman
August 9, 2017

Trump made the remark during a briefing at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Trump, meanwhile, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been "very threatening beyond a normal statement" and vowed strong repercussions if the nuclear threat continues.

Trump and his top envoy to the UN say the latest sanctions against North Korea are necessary to try to curb the reclusive nation's nuclear program.

"And as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power... the likes of which this world has never been seen before".

But Haley was asked about a story published on that reported that USA spy agencies detected North Korea loading two anti-ship cruise missiles onto a patrol boat on its east coast - signs that threats and sanctions may not be curbing North Korean aggression.

That came a day after China and Russian Federation joined with the United States in a unanimous U.N. Security Council vote approving the toughest economic sanctions yet against the increasingly isolated regime. The U.S. also calculated last month that North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons, the Post said, more than double most assessments by independent experts.

Earlier, Trump expressed pleasure with "Russia's and China's cooperation" with the U.S. against North Korea in adopting the UNSC resolution targeting key North Korean exports.

In recent months, North Korea has conducted a series of missile tests that have incensed the White House.

The paper says the claim about the miniaturised weapon is contained in a confidential assessment by America's Defence Intelligence Agency.

Americans' support for military action against North Korea grew from 47 percent two years ago to 62 percent in the council's latest poll.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the support of China and Russian Federation for the latest sanctions sent a strong message to North Korea about what was expected of it.

This photo, released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on July 29, 2017, shows an intercontinental ballistic missile being launched on the night of July 28.

The warning comes after the North threatened to retaliate and take "physical" action against the US over the United Nations' adoption of new sanctions on Saturday.

Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury".

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