“The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea,” tweeted President Trump on Sunday afternoon.
The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017
North Korea's top trading partners:
– China (85%)
– India (3.1%)
– Russia (2.3%)
– Thailand (2.1%)
– Philippines (1.5%)
– Mexico (1.3%)
— BNO News (@BNONews) September 3, 2017
On Sunday, reporter John Bennett with CQ Roll Call asked, “Mr. President, will you attack North Korea. With First Lady Melania standing with him, Trump nodded his head, said, “We’ll see. Thank you”, gave a wave of his right hand and walked to the waiting motorcade without saying anything further.
Trump had just finished speaking with a priest outside St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House Sunday morning where he attended a service for the National Day of Prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey when he was asked about North Korea.
Reporter: "Mr. President, will you attack North Korea?"
President Trump: "We'll see." pic.twitter.com/BuRtORmjTP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 3, 2017
While early reports said the Hermit Kingdom tested a hydrogen bomb, the U.S. government and experts have since poured cold water on the announcement.
Once again, the world is on edge after North Korea completed its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Reports say the Hermit Kingdom tested a hydrogen bomb — but did it? Nuclear expert Alexander Uvarov believes North Korea might be bluffing about the type of bomb it tested.
Sputnik News reports:
North Korea claimed Sunday that it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb, which had generated a 50 kiloton detonation, meaning that the blast was tantamount to exploding 50,000 tons of dynamite. The Japanese Defense Ministry later commented that the yield of the nuclear weapon that had been tested may have been as high as 70 kt, according to preliminarily estimates.
The bomb, it said, was designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Alexander Uvarov, an editor-in-chief of the Russian website AtomInfo.ru, commented to Sputnik on the test, saying that judging by the announced yield of explosion (just a few dozen kilotons), it might have been not a thermonuclear device in the modern sense of the word, but a so-called “boosted device”, an atomic bomb that uses some hydrogen isotopes to enhance its explosive yield.
“It is a long-established physical principle, offered way back at the end of 1940s – beginning of 1950s, which became one of the stages of development of the thermonuclear programs of the USSR and the US,” he told Sputnik.
On Sunday afternoon Japan and South Korean officials confirmed North Korea conducted a hydrogen bomb test.
An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale centered in the area of North Korea’s nuclear weapons facility was reportedly followed by a 4.6 quake that appears to be a cave-in due to the test. The test is reportedly the strongest of the previous five tests since 2006. President Trump responded to the North Korean provocations on Twitter.
(First reported by The Gateway Pundit) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/wow-potus-trump-warns-u-s-may-stop-trade-countries-business-north-korea/ (September 3, 2017)
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