Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Photo: AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin
Photo: AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin

Opinion roundup: Trump vs. North Korea

A roundup of Wednesday’s editorials looks at President Donald Trump’s warning to North Korea and that country’s threat to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" in areas around Guam.

Here are some opinions from the Right and from the Left.

Opinions from the Right

1. A win at the UN, but North Korea threat continues

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley talks about the best outcome for a relationship between the United States and North Korea.

British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft, left, and American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vote during a Security Council meeting on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Aug. 5, 2017. (The Associated Press)

2. An alarming North Korea report and an explosive exchange

North Korea’s miniaturized nuclear warhead has changed the game when it comes to a threat to the U.S. mainland, The Chicago Tribune writes.

Opinions from the left

3. Editorial: Cool the saber rattling, President Trump

Don’t fight madness with madness, The San Francisco Chronicle warns President Trump.

4. Trump has taken us to the brink of nuclear war. Can he be stopped?

If Trump starts out antagonizing the North Koreans, where does he go from there, Jonathan Freedland writes in The Guardian.

5. Trump’s reckless rhetoric on North Korea

Are the president’s words going to lead to war? The Boston Globe points to Trump’s “preening rhetoric” as a threat to the trust that the United States has built with countries around the world.

6. This is the moment of truth on North Korea

Can China and United States work together to solve the problem of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions? The Washington Post is not so sure.

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