The U.S. president's warnings that Pyongyang will "regret" any threats or action against the U.S. are a break with the diplomatic language of his predecessors.
Some legal experts are warning that since North Korea is not an imminent threat, that is to say there is no reason to believe North Korea is about to attack the USA, there exists no legal justification for preemptive action at all. The last serious U.S.
"We don't want to talk about progress, we don't want to talk about back channels", Trump stated. -North Korea negotiations collapsed in 2012 when Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket that derailed an agreement of a North Korean nuclear freeze in exchange for USA food aid.
President Trump, in some ways, has been more flexible in his approach to North Korea than President Barack Obama. As a result, its price in any such negotiation is now likely to be far higher.
Working through a longstanding mechanism known as the "New York channel" that was created to send messages back and forth through the UN, Yun has been in regular contact with his primary counterpart, North Korea's ambassador to the UN, Pak Song II.
In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the USA "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK". "I hope he will listen to them, and I hope their cooler heads will prevail".
Trump planned to launch the trade investigation more than a week ago, but he delayed the move in favor of securing China's support for expanded United Nations sanctions against North Korea, the senior administration official said.
Stephen Colbert knows exactly where he stands on President Trump's "fire and fury" threat toward North Korea. For a man who dodged military service himself - receiving five deferments during the Vietnam War, including a medical deferment for bone spurs in his feet - Trump sure likes to sound like a tough guy.
"They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries". Even former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice admits that US efforts to denuclearize North Korea have failed - though her advice is to learn to tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea.
A former Republican US senator from New Hampshire is urging his state's Congressional delegation to pass legislation that would set up a commission to determine President Trump's mental health.