Trump says North Korean ICBM 'won't happen'
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump insists North Korea won't develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States.
Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year's address that preparations for launching an ICBM have "reached the final stage." He did not explicitly say a test was imminent.
Trump tweeted: "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!"
It was unclear if Trump meant he would stop North Korea or he was simply doubting the country's capabilities. His aides did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.
Trump then berated North Korea's most important ally, tweeting: "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won't help with North Korea. Nice!"
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Crowd jeers as Trump pays respects at court to Ginsburg
Livingston Parish residents face flooding yet again, thanks to Tropical Storm Beta
Iberville Parish Bars reopen in time for game day
Flooding in Lake Maurepas forcing wildlife out into neighborhoods
Metro Council defers annexation of Willow Ridge homes from St. George into...
LSU changing the recruiting game with prospect led visits
LSU football returns Saturday with no tailgating, 25% capacity in Death Valley
What you need to know before you geaux to Tiger Stadium
Coach O Weekly Press Conference - Game 1 vs. MSU
Coach O speaks with media, says 'most' of team has had coronavirus