Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump turns on China: While Dispatching two B-1 bombers to Korean Peninsula

Trump turns on China: Furious president says country could 'easily' solve problem with North Korea but does nothing to help America except 'talk' as he dispatches two B-1 bombers to Korean Peninsula

  • President Trump slammed China in a series of tweets on Saturday night
  • He blames past American leaders for 'allowing' China to profit off trade and not helping with North Korea in return
  • Trump said China could 'easily' solve the problem if the country wanted to  
  • North Korea launched a successful missile that landed near Japan on Friday
  • Experts claim the country can reach mainland US cities with the weapons 
  • Hours later, the U.S. flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula, joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets, in a show of force  
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to call out 'foolish' past American leaders who he believes allowed China to make enormous profits in trade while not helping with North Korea.
Trump added that China could 'easily' solve the growing problem with the country, but instead all China does is 'talk'.
The tweets were a response to Kim Jong-Un's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Friday, causing experts to warn leaders the country can now hit major American cities.
Hours later, the U.S. then flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after the North Korean missile tests, the Air Force said in a statement on Sunday.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to call out 'foolish' past American leaders who he believes allowed China to make enormous profits in trade while they didn't help with the growing problem of North Korea
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to call out 'foolish' past American leaders who he believes allowed China to make enormous profits in trade while they didn't help with the growing problem of North Korea
Trump wrote that China could 'easily' solve the North Korea problem if past American leaders insisted on making them help and indicated he would no longer allow the behavior to continue
Trump wrote that China could 'easily' solve the North Korea problem if past American leaders insisted on making them help and indicated he would no longer allow the behavior to continue
North Korea launched a missile (pictured) that came 'threateningly' close to Japan on Friday night, which has prompted concern from US and Japan leaders 
North Korea launched a missile (pictured) that came 'threateningly' close to Japan on Friday night, which has prompted concern from US and Japan leaders 
North Korea's state television broadcast pictures of the missile test launch on Friday night, which was personally supervised by Kim.
The missile launch was intended as a 'stern warning' that the United States would not be safe from destruction if it tries to attack, the North's official KCNA news agency said.
The test was also aimed at confirming the maximum range and other technical aspects of the missile it says was capable of delivering a 'large-sized, heavy nuclear warhead.'
Had it been fired at a standard trajectory, the rocket could have reached Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago and would have even had New York and Boston within its sights, according to analysts.  
The American B-1B flight, conducted on Saturday, was in direct response to the missile test and the previous July 3 launch of the 'Hwansong-14' rocket, the U.S. statement said. 
The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise, according to the statement.
In response to the North Korea's ICBM launch, the U.S. then flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force
In response to the North Korea's ICBM launch, the U.S. then flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force
The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise
The bombers took off from a U.S. air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise
'If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing,' according to Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy
'If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing,' according to Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy

The American B-1B flight  was in direct response to the missile test on Friday and the previous July 3 launch of the 'Hwansong-14' rocket, the U.S. statement said

U.S. bombers fly over Korea after North Korea missile test

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'North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability,' Pacific Air Forces commander General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy said in the statement.
'If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing'.
China, the North's main ally, said it opposed North Korea's 'launch activities that run counter to Security Council resolutions and the common wishes of the international community.'
A foreign ministry statement added: 'At the same time, China hopes all parties act with caution, to prevent tensions from continuing to escalate, to jointly protect regional peace and stability.'