Theresa slaps on warpaint

PM’s new bat­tle cry

Daily Star - - Front Page - By OLIVER PRITCHARD oliver.pritchard@dai­

PRIME Min­is­ter Theresa May has re­fused to rule out mil­i­tary ac­tion against nutty North Korean despot Kim Jong-un.

Mrs May, wear­ing strik­ing red lip­stick on a visit to Ja­pan, called his an­tics “out­ra­geous”.

THERESA May re­fused yes­ter­day to rule out mil­i­tary ac­tion against North Korean despot Kim Jong-un.

The Pre­mier was speak­ing in Ja­pan hours af­ter the rebel com­mu­nist leader fired a bal­lis­tic mis­sile over the coun­try. North Korea’s launch­ing of a Hwa­song-12 mis­sile, which is be­lieved to be ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing a nu­clear war­head, sparked in­ter­na­tional con­dem­na­tion and raised the threat of a global con­flict. Ten­sions in­creased when the North Korean regime yes­ter­day threat­ened to tar­get the US territory of Guam. Speak­ing on her state visit to Ja­pan, Mrs May re­fused four times to rule out mil­i­tary ac­tion when ques­tioned. In­stead she said: “The ac­tions of North Korea are ® il­le­gal, they are sig­nif­i­cant ac­tions of provo­ca­tion.

“That’s why we will be re­dou­bling our ef­forts with our in­ter­na­tional part­ners to put pres­sure on North Korea to stop.

“The UK is look­ing at the dis­cus­sion around fur­ther sanc­tions.”


Mrs May also re­fused to rule out cy­ber at­tacks against Kim Jong-un and his regime, say­ing: “If we were do­ing that we cer­tainly wouldn’t be telling you”.

Her words came af­ter US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump re­sponded to North Korea’s threat against Guam.

He tweeted: “The US has been talk­ing to North Korea, and pay­ing them ex­tor­tion money, for 25 years. Talk­ing is not the an­swer!”


CON­DEMNED: Kim Jong-un

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