In a tweet, the American mandatary said that he “Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!”
He didn‘t develop on what kind of sanctions will be applied.
Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, however, did shed some light on the issue. “We have a long list of additional potential sanctions. Some of which involve additional financial institutions,” Tillerson revealed while meeting with the Crown Prince of Bahrain on Wednesday.
Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary, told reporters that the Presidency plans “to do everything we can to put maximum pressure” on North Korea.
President Trump has promised to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continues provoking the U.S. and its allies.
North Korean officials are unfazed by the American leader‘s threats, as they revealed to CNN‘s Will Ripley on Wednesday: “Do the North Koreans feel they have now proved they have this nuclear deterrent?, They told me, no, that they are still unwilling to consider diplomacy with the Trump administration right now,” Ripley said. “And that they still need to take it one step further and conduct another nuclear test, perhaps even above ground.”