North Korea Says Trump Has Lit “The Wick of War”

Oct 12, 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister said “With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us.” “We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.” On Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” The United States flew two bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, simulating an “air-to-ground missile-firing drill with two South Korean F-15K fighters over the East Sea.” The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the rise in tensions “unacceptable.” Secretary of Defense Mattis said President Trump is committed to finding a diplomatic solution, but in the event of failure, the U.S. Army should “stand ready” for war. "Now what does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say, so there is one thing the US Army can do. "And that is you have got to be ready to ensure that we have military options that our President can employ if needed."