Russia Calls Trump’s North Korea Threat ‘Rhetoric’ And ‘Over The Top’

Christine Beswick - Author

Aug. 12 2017, Updated 6:28 a.m. ET

This week, the President of the United States said that he would respond to North Korea with “fire and fury” and also issued a threat to North Korea via Twitter that the American military was “locked and loaded.” North Korea said, the American president is “senile” and “golfs too much” reports New York Daily News. Reuters reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has referred to the North Korea threat as “rhetoric” and “over the top.”

Russia is still hoping “common sense will prevail.”

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Trump’s North Korea threat has caused alarm and panic in Americans and the American military. The North Korea threat has also created uncertainty in the stock market, reports the New York Times, with sell-offs accelerating on Friday alongside the accelerated tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Sell-offs in the global market rose in London Friday, and Asian stock markets and European indexes opened “sharply down” as two world leaders slung zings at each other this week under the threat of nuclear war. The New York Times reports that the Hong Kong Index also fell this week, as did South Korea, France, and Germany, who were all down by noon on Friday, London time.

On Friday, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc both closed stronger, as did the price of gold. As tensions rose world wide over Trump’s North Korea threat, General Kim Rak Gyom of North Korea poked fun at the American president for golfing while failing to “grasp the ongoing grave situation” reports the New York Daily News.


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