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7/6/2017, 10:50 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump considering 'pretty severe' action on N. Korea

United States President Donald Trump said during a joint press conference with Poland's President Adrzej Duda that "something will have to be done" regarding North Korea, but refused to explicitly say he is ready to launch military action against the country.

Responding to a question on whether the US is ready for a military intervention in North Korea, Trump said he is "thinking about pretty severe things," but noted he doesn't like to disclose his plans. The US president stated it was a "shame" North Korea is acting "this way," referring to Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile test earlier this week, and added he intends to "look at what happens" in the weeks and months to come and will then decide on how to respond.

On Tuesday, North Korea confirmed it carried out its first ICBM test and called the launch "successful." The country's leader Kim Jong-un insisted North Korea is not willing to negotiate about its nuclear program, while the US Ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley said her country plans to propose new sanctions against Pyongyang as a result of the latest missile launch.

Breaking the News / NP