North Korean media responded to Mr Trump’s threat by warning of a nuclear strike. The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said: “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the US mainland.”
Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said that Pyongyang had been put “clearly on notice” by Mr Trump but he dismissed the North’s nuclear threat. “I think there is no evidence that North Korea has that capability at this time,” he said.
However, Japan, alarmed at Pyongyang’s military build-up, is planning to conduct exercises with the Vinson strike carrier group in waters close to its territory, Reuters and several Japanese outlets reported yesterday.
Meanwhile, China’s Global Times newspaper said that Mr Trump’s threat to act had become more credible following Washington’s cruise missile strikes against a Syrian air base that the Pentagon said was used to store chemical weapons.
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