President Trump issued a strong warning to North Korea to stop threatening the United States Tuesday afternoon as tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to rise.
Trump made the declaration just days after the United Nations voted to impose sanctions on North Korea, who responded by saying they would attack America.
The situation has escalated over the last few months, largely because of North Korean missile tests.
Tensions were also heightened when an American student, Otto Warmbier, returned from North Korea in a coma, then died.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the U.S.,” the president said. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state,” he continued, referring apparently to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Mr. Trump’s remarks came in response to provocative statements from Pyongyang in recent days, including a threat to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. if militarily provoked, and a vow never to negotiate on its nuclear and missile weapons programs."