After the U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that North Korea “won’t be around much longer”, the reclusive nuclear nation has now fired back. North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said: “Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer and declared a war on our country. Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country”. He added, “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country” rump took on Twitter to respond to Ri Yong remarks and said, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”. Pyongyang called Trump’s comments an “intolerable insult to the Korean people, a declaration of war against the DPRK and grave threats to the global peace”. The letter published by KCNA read, “If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power to its knees through nuclear war threat, it is a big miscalculation and ignorance”.
The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.The new restrictions on travel vary by country. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet”, President Donald Trump tweeted after his administration released the details of the restrictions Sunday night.In a statement, the White House called the new restrictions a “critical step toward establishing an immigration system that protects Americans’ safety and security in an era of dangerous terrorism and transnational crime”. “We cannot afford to continue the failed policies of the past, which present an unacceptable danger to our country,” Trump was quoted as saying.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement that with the new restrictions, “the President is carrying out his duty to protect the American people”.
Six US air strikes on an ISIL desert camp in Libya killed 17 fighters and destroyed three vehicles, the first American attack in Libya since President Donald Trump took office in January. The Trump administration has reportedly moved to increase drone strikes in other countries. US Africa Command said in a statement on Sunday that strikes on Friday targeted a camp 240km southeast of Sirte, a city that was once the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant stronghold in Libya. The camp was used to move fighters in and out of Libya, plot attacks and store weapons, the statement said.
President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation issued by the president. Restrictions on citizens from Sudan were lifted. The measures help fulfill a campaign promise Trump made to tighten U.S. immigration procedures and align with his “America First” foreign policy vision. Unlike the president’s original bans, which had time limits, this one is open-ended.
The C.I.A. is pushing for expanded powers to carry out covert drone strikes in Afghanistan and other active war zones a proposal that the White House appears to favor despite the misgivings of some at the Pentagon, according to current and former intelligence and military officials. If approved by President Trump, it would mark the first time the C.I.A. has had such powers in Afghanistan, expanding beyond its existing authority to carry out covert strikes against Al Qaeda and other terrorist targets across the border in Pakistan.