Did Trump de­clare war on Jong-un via Twit­ter?

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS - By Ruaidhrí Giblin

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has taken aim at North Korea once again, ap­par­ently declar­ing war on the rogue state with a cryp­tic mes­sage on Twit­ter last night.

The US Pres­i­dent tweeted that diplo­macy and ne­go­ti­a­tions with the Gov­ern­ment of Kim Jong-un hadn’t worked and ‘only one thing will work’ – seem­ingly a ref­er­ence to mil­i­tary ac­tion.

He tweeted: ‘Pres­i­dents and their ad­min­is­tra­tions have been talk­ing to North Korea for 25 years, agree­ments made and mas­sive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agree­ments vi­o­lated be­fore the ink was dry, mak­ings fools of US ne­go­tia­tors. Sorry, but only one thing will work.’

It comes two days af­ter Trump, flanked by mil­i­tary of­fi­cials and their spouses – whom he was host­ing for din­ner in the White House – sug­gested on cam­era: ‘Maybe it’s the calm be­fore the storm. Could be, the calm. The calm be­fore the storm.’

The tweets were met with anger on so­cial me­dia last night with many con­sid­er­ing the Pres­i­dent’s mes­sages as a fresh es­ca­la­tion in the war of words.

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