'Sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea


US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an “overwhelming” response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

Speaking on the deck of a massive US aircraft carrier on Wednesday, Pence cautioned North Korea against testing the resolve of the US military.

“Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and beat any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response,” Pence told 2,500 sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the US Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.

“The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready,” he added.

Pence (C) delivers a speech on board the USS Ronald Reagan on April 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

His remarks come after Pyongyang carried out a missile launch on Sunday that the US said was a failure.

Pence also said that the US would work with its…

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  • Joe Blow

    Lying propaganda from the Pence. We have absolutely no business trying to tell another country what to do. Especially regarding nuclear power since we are responsible for dropping two bombs on innocent Japanese. Hypocritical talk by an administration that ran on an agenda of no more wars, bring the troops home, no nation building, etc.

    • Kent Ford

      who the hell does that pence globalist, think he is talking to? all the neo-cons with the orange clown are completely out of their sick minds, the lying clown promised that he would not intervene in other countrys affairs, he is the worst lying sociopath yet, and we are in big trouble…………….

  • Michael McNulty

    Warning North Korea while backing away from it? Their fleet is sailing away from Korean waters.

    The US backed down because their bluff was called by a man who was going all the way.

    • PJ London

      “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
      ? Mark Twain
      They did not actually ‘back down’, the fleet just thought the ‘Kim’ was a funny way to spell ‘Bin’ and nobody can remember their stupid surnames anyway.
      When the President thinks that Libya is Syria, and Congress thinks that Crimea is Korea, how is a dumb sailor to know where the heck he is supposed to bomb next.
      The US Navy is not renowned for navigation.

      Black Sea, Red Sea, Dead Sea, what difference does it make!

  • Rick Costello

    “Peace” Yup, we talk “peace” – this would be like driving into Harlem with six-guns strapped on both hips, standing on the street corner and yelling out how you want “peace” with all the residents (while waving your pistols in the air) but that you’re prepared to gun down their kids if they look sideways at you and then making believe your surprised when confronted by some locals that may enjoy hanging you from a telephone pole. These people SO do not represent Americans.

    How about someone offer them a “peace treaty” rather than the armistice they’ve had since 1953.

    We know the kid (Kim-Jong) is a punk but who cares. There are allot of “punks” running countries (like Merkel); we don’t need to threaten them all.

  • Nathan

    Pence- Please fall on your own sword and commit harakiri or at the very least place it deep inside your A$$

  • chris

    pence is another loud mouthed moron.

  • Don’t take a sword to a gunfight penny