Trump has recently been increasingly active on Twitter, insisting that talks with Pyongyang make no sense and hinting at a military intervention.
Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1 октября 2017 г.
I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1 октября 2017 г.
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 22 сентября 2017 г.
North Korea recently responded to the US president’s bellicose "letters" on Twitter with resumed threats to deliver a missile strike on the US territory of Guam, adding that Trump’s chest-thumping on social media as well as US military activities in the region are pushing Pyongyang’s "hand closer to the trigger."
On Friday, the US kicked off joint naval drills with South Korea and Japan. Earlier, the US flew two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula and test-fired ground-attack missiles.
For the first time, North Korea revealed a plot to strike Guam with missiles in August in response to Trump saying said that the North "will be met with fire and fury" if Pyongyang does not stop its "threats to the US."