Nikki Haley says “the world is on notice”
July 5, 2017 by Paul Joseph Watson
65% of Trump supporters would back a military strike on North Korea, according to a new poll.
The Twitter poll, which received almost 30,000 votes, asked “If Trump launched a military strike on North Korea, would you support it?”
Just 35% of respondents said they would oppose military action.
The numbers that would back a military strike seem significantly higher than those who supported aggression against Syria following April’s cruise missile strike, an event that split Trump’s base.
During a speech in front of the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that sanctions wouldn’t be enough to stop Kim Jong-Un’s dictatorship and that the U.S. was prepared to use “our considerable military forces”.
“Time is short. Action is required. The world is on notice,” she said.
According to the Pentagon, North Korea’s July 4 missile launch was a new type “we have not seen before”.
Most authorities on the issue agree that Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching Alaska, but not the U.S. mainland.
After the launch, North Korea claimed it was, “a full-fledged nuclear power that has been possessed of the most powerful inter-continental ballistic rocket capable of hitting any part of the world”.
PHOTOS: NORTH KOREA TESTS ICBM CAPABLE OF STRIKING ALASKA
Pyongyang claims missile capable of carrying a “large, heavy nuclear warhead”
July 5, 2017 by Mikael Thalen, Adan Salazar
North Korea test launched Tuesday an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of reaching Alaska.
The projectile, known as the Hwasong-14, was said to have reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1,741 miles) before flying 933 kilometers (579 miles).
The launch is being described by experts as a “game-changer” that further limits the already scant and risky options available to the Trump administration for dealing with Pyongyang.
According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un described the ICBM as “a gift” to “American bastards.” The news agency also claimed the missile is capable of carrying a “large, heavy nuclear warhead.”
The United Nations Security Council is expected to issue a stern condemnation of the launch after an emergency meeting scheduled Wednesday.
South Korea and the United States responded to the ICBM test by conducting a joint ballistic-missile drill of its own.
The following images were released by North Korean media outlet Rodong Sinmun: