North Korea on Wednesday escalated already heightened tensions with the United States, warning that a plan to attack waters near Guam will be in place by mid-August and that President Trump understands “only absolute force.”
The country’s military also starkly dismissed Trump’s warning, issued the day before, that he will unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continues to threaten the U.S. as a “load of nonsense,” according to reports.
“The U.S. President at [golf] links again let out a load of nonsense about ‘fire and fury,’ failing to grasp the ongoing grave situation,” a commander of the North Korean army said, as reported by CNN. “It seems that he has not yet understood the statement. Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work with him.”
Tensions have been heightened for months amid the accelerating pace of North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and …