Military action against North Korea is not inevitable but could be an option, said US President Donald Trump at a press conference with the Emir of Kuwait Amir al-Sabah in the White House, Washington DC, on Thursday.

“Military action would certainly be an option. Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable. It would be great if something else could be worked out” said Trump, adding “I would prefer not going the route of the military but it is something certainly that could happen.”

“Our military has never been stronger” stated the president. “Hopefully we’re not going to have to use it on North Korea. If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea.”

On Sunday, North Korea ran its sixth nuclear test, when Pyongyang reportedly tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile.

Full transcript:

M/S Emir of Kuwait Amir al-Sabah and US President Donald Trump shaking hands, Washington D.C.

M/S Journalist posing question

M/S Al-Sabah and Trump

SOT, Donald Trump, US President (English): “Military action would certainly be an option. Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable. It would be great if something else could be worked out. We would have to look at all of the details, all of the facts, but we’ve had presidents for 25 years now. They’ve been talking, talking, talking, and, the day after an agreement is reached, new work begins in North Korea, continuation on nuclear [weapons]. So, I would prefer not going the route of the military but it is something certainly that could happen. Our military has never been stronger. We are in a position now, and you know the new orders, you see the numbers just like I see new the numbers, it’s been tens of billions of dollars more in investment. And each day new equipment is delivered – new and beautiful equipment – the best in the world, the best anywhere in the world. By far. Hopefully we’re not going to have to use it on North Korea. If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea.” *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

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Source: Ruptly

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