Tougher Measures to Entail New N. Korea Santions, Secy Mattis to Tour U.S. Nuclear Bases

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, walk out to speak to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, regarding the escalating crisis in North Korea’s nuclear threats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

September 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump responds to North Korea’s latest threats of war, saying the regime in Pyongyang will face consequences even tougher than the recent round of sanctions.

The president made the comments while meeting with the prime minister of Malaysia Tuesday, who was commended for not doing business with Pyongyang.

Despite a unanimous vote, the recent U.N. resolution does not impose the tough measures sought by the Trump administration.

In addition to an oil embargo, the White House is also seeking to cut North Korea’s ties to Chinese banks, which is one of its main sources of financing.

Meanwhile, Defense Secretary James Mattis is scheduled to visit two nuclear-focused military bases this week after North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device to date.

On Wednesday, Secretary Mattis will visit Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the only U.S. base to host all components necessary for a full-scale nuclear response.

Then on Thursday, Mattis will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to meet with the U.S. Strategic Command and discuss response options to the North Korean menace.

U.S. deterrent options include strategic bombers and intercontinental-ballistic missiles as well as other solutions like nuclear, space, cyberspace, and global strikes.

  • R A.

    Me thinks Kim Jong Un is fiercely jealous of some of Hillarys Teletubby outfits.
    If Hillary went to NK and her and Kim just did some fashion trades, all this could be put to a final rest.
    They each have the same exact body types, but Kim would have to have the tailor “let in” some of Hillarys outfits for a nice fit for him.

  • JJake Spitz

    why can’t people just say what they want? What does Baby Dingbat want? He is a grad of prestigious school in England so he must know Western philosophy and government. Certainly, he can’t be thinking of dropping his bombs on his neighbors and risk total destruction of his entire society, and the Trump policy of no-rebuild has been declared and also Trump declared US will not want to change any countries political philosophy like in the past. What does he want? What do they want? Surely there must be a high ranking general there that sees the folly of what they are doing. This behavior is illogical and quite frankly weird.

    • Humble Bundler

      Once people know the truth they lose their power. Simple as that.

  • SheRok

    Kim Jong-Un apparently has a death wish.