North Korea has responded to comments made by President Trump during a NATO summit in the UK Photo: AFP
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N Korea warns Trump it will use 'corresponding' force if attacked

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By Nicholas Kamm

North Korea on Wednesday warned that if the United States used military force against Pyongyang, it would take "prompt corresponding actions at any level", in response to comments by US President Donald Trump.

Denuclearization negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been deadlocked since a summit in Hanoi broke up in February, and the renewed threats come as a deadline set by Pyongyang for fresh concessions approaches.

Trump on Tuesday indicated that military action was still possible when he was asked about North Korea on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Britain on Tuesday.

"He definitely likes sending rockets up, doesn't he? That's why I call him 'Rocket Man'," Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"We have the most powerful military we've ever had, and we're by far the most powerful country in the world. And, hopefully, we don't have to use it, but if we do, we'll use it. If we have to, we'll do it," Trump added.

Responding on Wednesday Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said he was "greatly disappointed" by Trump's comments, the official KCNA news agency said.

He added that "the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only".

"If the U.S. uses any armed forces against the DPRK, we will also take prompt corresponding actions at any level," he added, using the initials of North Korea's official name.

North Korea has demanded the U.S. offer it fresh concessions by the end of the year -- ahead of Kim's New Year speech on January 1, a key political set-piece in the isolated country.

Pyongyang has also issued a series of increasingly assertive comments in recent weeks.

Earlier this week, KCNA quoted Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song as saying: "What gift the U.S. receives for Christmas depends entirely on the U.S.' decision."

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Wait, Donny and the Trumpophiles assured us Donny has this under control, so why would NoKo be making these kinds of statements. It couldn’t be because Donny and Trumpophiles constantly lie or talk about things about which they know nothing, could it?

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Donny’s looking especially orange in that photo. He has zero self awareness.

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"We have the most powerful military we've ever had,

And as a result an economy that relies on military spending and perpetual war. Tulsi Gabbard calls the current ones the Bush-Obama-Trump wars.

The subsidies (aka welfare/socialism for the richest) paid to the defense industries and others come at the expense of healthcare, education, infrastructure, things that benefit the population in general. Trump and his fellow elite (so called) continue their economic policies of trickling down and throwing crumbs on those they've long looked down on.

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N Korea warns Trump it will use 'corresponding' force if attacked

What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

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When will Trump announce a deal won't be made until after the election like with China? That was he can recycle the same platform as the first election....except he will tell us he'll really get it done this time.

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How is it that everyone in the world apart from Trump and his Trumpettes knew this would happen? It's exactly the reason why previous leaders haven't engaged them, they aren't serious and will just make even more of a mockery of you.

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Love that picture of the Dimwit above - the look of utter humiliation realizing you've been made a fool and ridiculed by all the other world leaders...

Well Donnie, what now? Going to send more love letters to you boyfriend?

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Hopefully under President Sanders, dialogue will be paramount and permanent.

In the meantime, the rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang shows that not a lot has changed.

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Donny’s looking especially orange in that photo. He has zero self awareness.

I read the photograph a little differently: Chump's serious mien suggests to me that this time meeting with his frosty counterparts from the NATO countries has raised his self-awareness from zero to 0.001. He has the stare of a man who has just smelled the covfefe and is becoming dimly aware that the wheels are starting to come off Trumpism. What the bubble head seems to be thinking is not accessible to us, but maybe something like, "I ain't enjoying this job one little bit. Aarrgh!"

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 "I ain't enjoying this job one little bit. Aarrgh!"

He looks like he's on the verge of going postal. Scary.

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North Korea on Wednesday warned that if the United States used military force against Pyongyang

If the United States has to use military force against Pyongyang I guarantee that's the end of the dictatorship in Pyongyang.

Donny’s looking especially orange

Orange man bad. That's really all ya'll have. Tee hee!

*Tulsi Gabbard calls the current ones the Bush-Obama-Trump wars.*

That's where she's wrong. Trump didn't start any of those wars but he's working on getting us out of them. And he has called out the military industrial complex. Look it up.

What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

How come Obama just kicked the can down the road to Trump?

Hopefully under President Sanders

That's not happening? How about President Neuman? Nah, that's not happening either. Neither is President Warren, President Harris, President Booker, President Bloomberg, President Castro and oh, let's not forget President Biden. President Gabbard is a possibility after 2024.

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What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

> How come Obama just kicked the can down the road to Trump?

When did Obama and Kim share love letters??

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How come Obama just kicked the can down the road to Trump?

Obama did exactly what Donny is doing, minus the photo ops and cancelling war games, so I'm not really seeing your complaint.

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North Korea on Wednesday warned that if the United States used military force against Pyongyang

If the United States has to use military force against Pyongyang I guarantee that's the end of the dictatorship in Pyongyang.

Guarantee? I see you speak for the Trump administration?

Donny’s looking especially orange

Orange man bad. That's really all ya'll have. Tee hee!

Nope, just look at what all the other NATO leaders called him...Orange Man Just Plain Stupid...

Tulsi Gabbard calls the current ones the Bush-Obama-Trump wars.

That's where she's wrong. Trump didn't start any of those wars but he's working on getting us out of them. And he has called out the military industrial complex. Look it up.

Who just sent more troops to the Middle East? After saying he was "bringing them home"? Hint - he's Orange...

What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

How come Obama just kicked the can down the road to Trump?

How come you can't answer the question?

Hopefully under President Sanders

That's not happening? How about President Neuman? Nah, that's not happening either. Neither is President Warren, President Harris, President Booker, President Bloomberg, President Castro and oh, let's not forget President Biden. President Gabbard is a possibility after 2024.

And Inmate Trump very possible before 2020, along with "Mr Whoops" Rick Perry. Pompeo, Mulvaney and Pence may skate - but Barr has Crazy Rudy under federal investigation and is facing 8 federal charges. Oh My....

Bye-bye Rudy....

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What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

How come Obama just kicked the can down the road to Trump?

How come you can't answer the question?

Now THAT'S a good question!

Obama did exactly what Donny is doing, minus the photo ops and cancelling war games, so I'm not really seeing your complaint.

exactly!

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Two wingnuts threatening each other and THE WORLD.

The post office announced it is using this pic for a new stamp titled, "stable genius".

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What happened to all the beautiful letters these two lovebirds were sharing??

How come you can't answer the question?

I don't know, why don't you ask Kim and Trump? Let us know their replies, will you?

Obama did exactly what Donny is doing

Obama didn't do jack. At least Trump has had some serious negotiations.

And Inmate Trump very possible before 2020

That's about as possible as Epstein committed suicide.

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Trump continues to clean the mess up from his predecessors

Kim's continuing to launch missiles in this part of the world. How is that situation cleaning up, exactly?

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.Hope it is a big great present.

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