Pentagon Ready to 'Fight Tonight' as Tensions Between US, North Korea Escalate

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Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, on Friday sought to immediately retract claims that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is acting more responsibly than President Trump.

North Korea has lashed back at the US following President Donald Trump's latest warnings.

"I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world", Trump said.

"You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison said.

Boris Johnson has said the regime of Kim Jong Un is responsible for the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme and must now "fix it".

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It prompted Trump to warn that he would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it did not stop its threats to the US. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".

Yun Sun, a senior associate at the Washington, D.C. -based Stimson Center, argued North Korea would not need intercontinental ballistic missiles to strike South Korea, whose capital sits just 35 miles from the border.

Kim Jong Un thinks "the nuclear weapons will prevent US from getting involved", Sun said.

After Trump vowed on Tuesday to treat North Korean threats of hostility with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", the Kim regime announced that it is planning to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles into the Pacific Ocean near Guam, a US territory.

Following that vote, reports indicated that the country has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of fitting on a missile.

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