Grim cost predicted in effort to destroy North Korea's nukes

The president joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan on Sunday and Monday, enjoying a casual burger lunch and golf - and discussing the nuclear crisis. "The U.S. should not expect us to make any change".

In Japan earlier Monday, Trump called Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and weapons tests a "threat to the civilized world and worldwide peace and stability". It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump, who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.

"I think it's expected we'll meet with Putin, yeah", Trump told reporters on Air Force One en route to Japan.

"A full discussion of USA capabilities to "counter North Korea's ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons located in deeply buried, underground facilities" is best suited for a classified briefing", the daily said.

"And, again - Putin is very important because they can help us with North Korea".

Trump's trip comes amid escalating tensions with North Korea, which has continued to pursue its missile and nuclear programs and ramped up its missile testing.

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"Nobody can predict when Trump does a reckless act".

"If the USA misjudges (North Korea's) toughest will and dares to act recklessly, the latter will be compelled to deal a resolute and merciless punishment upon the former with the mobilization of all forces".

Dumont noted that the United States is evaluating North Korea's ability to target heavily populated areas of South Korea with long-range artillery, rockets and ballistic missiles. "Then its regret is too late". "Much of the available data is drawn from scant intelligence estimates issued by the US, Russian, and South Korean governments, most of these estimates over a decade old", wrote Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, an associate professor in the biodefense program at George Mason University, in July.

While repeatedly calling for dialogue to resolve the issue, China has also signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

A hint at a military option or crude insults directed at Kim - like the term "Little Rocket Man" he previously used to deride the young North Korean dictator - is certain to enrage North Korea, which could react with weapons tests and threats of war. Trump has criticized the deal as a source of the USA trade deficit with South Korea, an argument officials there dismiss. While they would offer protection against North Korea's conventional weapons, they are not created to withstand a nuclear or chemical attack.

  • Megan Austin