President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to announce a fresh threat against North Korea, stating the military is “locked and loaded” and ready to take action if they continue to “act unwisely”.
“Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!,” he tweeted against the leader of North Korea who is developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the U.S.
Trump’s latest threats came a day after he warned North Korea that “things will happen to them like they never thought possible” if North Korea were to ever attack the United States or its allies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel chimed in and said that “verbal escalation” may be the wrong response to the crisis.
She spoke to media outlet Deutsche Welle.
“I see the need for enduring work at the U.N. Security Council as well as tight cooperation between the countries involved, especially the U.S. and China,” she said.
The threats by the president come after a step-up of recent threats from North Korea, which included a warning of a potential missile launch near Guam, which is U.S. territory.
Later Friday morning, Trump retweeted images from the U.S. Pacific Command that showed two Air Force B-1B bombers. The two Air Force bombers said they had joined counterparts from the South Korean and Japanese air forces in the region.