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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Trump shares report on N. Korea missiles based on anonymous intel sources

Trump shares report on N. Korea missiles based on anonymous intel sources
By Rebecca Savransky - 08-08-17 07:35 AM EDT

President Trump early Tuesday shared a report on North Korean cruise missiles based on information from anonymous sources amid his administration's crackdown on leaks.

The president in a tweet shared an article from "Fox & Friends" that says U.S. spy agencies "detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country's east coast just days ago."

The report cites anonymous sources in the intelligence community, a practice that Trump often criticizes.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering stricter measures to prevent leaks.

Trump early Tuesday also called for decisiveness in dealing with the North Korean threat.

"After many years of failure,countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea," he tweeted.

"We must be tough & decisive!"

Trump's tweets comes after the United Nations Security Council last weekend voted to impose new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for the regime's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

Following the vote, North Korea vowed to respond, calling the new sanctions a "violent infringement of its sovereignty."

On Monday, Trump went after the media, claiming reporters weren't talking about the "importance of the" vote imposing the new sanctions.

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