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  • Trump meets with top military officials to discuss Iran and the DPRK.

    Trump meets with top military officials to discuss Iran and the DPRK. | Photo: Reuters

Published 6 October 2017

Trump had a foreboding and cryptic message for reporters following a high-level meeting on North Korea and Iran.

Speaking briefly with reporters following a meeting with top U.S. military officials on Thursday, United States President Donald Trump said that we are in the “calm before the storm.”

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“You know what this represents?” Trump said to reporters during a media photo-op preparing for dinner after a meeting with military officials to discuss Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

“Maybe it's the calm before the storm,” he said.

Confused and surprised reporters pried for more information, asking what “storm” he might be implying.

“You'll find out,” he replied, declining to provide more details to the mysterious remark. 

"We have the world’s great military people, thank you all for coming," he concluded the meeting.

The meeting comes as threats toward both Iran and the DPRK from the Trump administration continue to escalate. Trump reportedly pressed for military leaders to be faster in their preparations of “military options” for the DPRK.

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Earlier on Thursday, Trump said that the United States will “do what we must do to prevent that (de-nuclearization) from happening.”

“And it will be done, if necessary, believe me,” the President said.

Trump recently threatened to “totally destroy” the East Asian nation besieged by sanctions while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran, which was also reportedly a topic of discussion between the President and military officials, has been under diplomatic attack from the U.S. recently over the 2015 Nuclear Agreement. Trump said on Thursday that Trump was planning on de-certifying the agreement, trashing a landmark achievement of international diplomacy.

Trump left reporters in the dark after the foreboding remarks to sit down for an expensive White House meal, with peaceful classical music playing behind him.

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