U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he's thinking about "some pretty severe things" to do against North Korea after the communist nation test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S.
Trump said: "We did not discuss guarantees. but certainly [US troops] have been here for a long time, we have quite a few troops here, up to 5,000, and we will continue to do that and we will continue to work with Poland". "Well, I don't think he choked", Mr Trump said.
"It's a shame that they're behaving this way.in a very, very unsafe manner", Mr. Trump said, adding that "something will have to be done about it".
President Trump also stressed the USA ties to Poland.
He made the comments as he prepares to meet face-to-face for the first time with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, which the US does not recognize. Every U.S. president since Harry Truman in 1949 has voiced the commitment that an attack on an alliance nation is an attack on all of them.
He told reporters: "I think it was Russian Federation, but I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement". I won't be specific.
He later said that "nobody really knows for sure", and separately, "it was Russian Federation, and I think it was probably others also".
He also used the occasion to upbraid North Korea for what he described as its "very, very bad behavior", and said there would be consequences for the country's missile launch this week. There was no mention of Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
As far as North Korea's concerned, I don't know.
At the news conference, Trump also reasoned that the USA has been wrong about intelligence before, saying, "I remember when I was sitting back listening about Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, how everybody was 100 percent certain that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction".
Trump then pivoted to NBC News.
North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped warhead capable of reaching the U.S.is likely to be a significant topic during the G-20.
"It's a threat and we will confront it very strongly", Trump said.