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>> US President Donald Trump kicking off a crucial foreign trip in Poland Thursday with a warning for North Korea following its recent missile tests.>> President Duda and I call on all nations to confront this global threat and publicly demonstrate to North Korea. That there are consequences for their very, very bad behavior.
I don't like to talk about what I have planned, but I have some pretty severe things that we're thinking about.>> On Wednesday, Ambassador Nikki Haley also blasted North Korea at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, after Pyongyang's first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
One that it said could carry a nuclear warhead.>> The United States is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies.>> Trump had once tweeted that such an ICBM launch "won't happen", but foreign policy reporter, David Brunstrom says, now that Punyang has a missile, experts say it could reach as far as Alaska.
The President has few good options.>> I think it's fair to say that the North Koreans have called President Trump's bluff, trying to make a very definite statement to the US administration.>> General Vincent Brooks, leader of US forces in South Korea, even saying self restraint is all that is holding the allies back from re-opening hostilities with the north.
>> Military options are there. They've always been there but they are seem, still very much, as a last resort given the catastrophic consequences that would result from North Korean retaliation.>> The launch coming days after the visit of South Korea's new President to Washington, seen as a message of defiance by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who oversaw the ICBMs test.
All these putting even more pressure on Trump as he heads into the G20 in Europe where he has planned meetings with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin.