Trump planning to launch ‘preemptive missile strike’ if North Korea tests nuclear bomb

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The US is thought to be considering launching a preemptive missile strike against North Korea if the isolated state tests its nuclear weapons.

However, a senior official with the Trump administration has denied an NBC report that claimed the US military was prepared to attack.

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According to NBC, intelligence officials said two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles had been positioned in the area – one just 300 miles from North Korea’s nuclear test site.

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Source: News Now/Metro News On line

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.