Trump warns military 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

Trump warned North Korea that the U.S. military solutions are

Trump warned North Korea that the U.S. military solutions are"locked and loaded if the country attacks

President Donald Trump on Friday issued his bluntest warning yet to North Korea, saying the USA military is "locked and loaded" to respond to a Pyongyang provocation.

He is tweeting: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

Trump tempered his aggressive statement with a note of hope that North Korea's leader "Kim Jong Un will find another path".

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Stock markets were lower and the price of gold moved up amid political tensions between the United States and North Korea . Meanwhile, gold stocks are bucking the downtrend, driving the NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index up by 1.2 percent.

Earlier this week, Trump reacted to reports that North Korea had produced a compact nuclear warhead and warned the country they "will be met with fire and fury" if they carry out an attack.

The warnings from Trump come as China - North Korea's primary ally - issued a veiled warning to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

However, when asked whether America was prepared to respond if North Korea commits a hostile act, he replied: "We are ready".

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But the president's rhetoric appeared to have little effect, with North Korean state media quoting Kim as calling Trump "bereft of reason" and talking a "load of nonsense". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today his government would back the US if North Korea attacked. So far, North Korea has continued tests in the face of sanctions.

"He has disrespected our country greatly", Trump said of Kim Thursday. "Maybe it wasn't tough enough", Trump said Thursday. If the missiles are taken down, the United States will have achieved a crushing propaganda victory against North Korea.

Shortly after Trump spoke, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters the United States still preferred a diplomatic approach to the North Korean threat and that a war would be "catastrophic".

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