US Military 'Locked and Loaded' for North Korea — Trump

13 Août, 2017, 07:32 | Auteur: Valentin Naude
  • Why diplomacy with North Korea works better than ‘fire and fury

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed the view that Washington does not take a hostile view of Pyongyang and dialogue is possible between the two countries.

China has also blamed the U.S. and South Korea of obstructing that goal by insisting on pursuing joint military exercises, according to a report published by the New York.

"We are with you 1,000%", Mr Trump said in the phone call, recorded and posted on YouTube by Governor Eddie Calvo. If North Korea launches four missiles as planned, it will heighten military tension to a maximum.

"The relevant side must at present exercise restraint, and avoid words and actions that exacerbate tensions on the Korean peninsula", the report paraphrased Xi as saying.

"The relationship between the two Presidents is an extremely close one, and will hopefully lead to a peaceful resolution of the North Korea problem", it said.

Media captionThe BBC's Robin Brant asks those in the South Korean capital, Seoul: "Are you scared?"

The fact sheets didn't seem to cause any widespread anxiety or affect day-to-day Guam life.

Mr Trump had earlier brandished a threat of unleashing "fire and fury" on Pyongyang, then noted Thursday maybe that statement "wasn't tough enough".

"Let's see what he does with Guam", Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. As a precaution, Japan deployed missile defense batteries under the path a North Korean missile might take.

"Australia will come to the aid of the US just as if there was an attack on Australia, the US would come to our aid".

China, North Korea's biggest ally and trade partner, has been voicing concern at the mounting exchanges and a state-run newspaper suggested that Beijing should stay neutral if Pyongyang struck the US first. He appears to be pursuing a carrot-and-stick approach, hoping his sharp language, contrasted with more conciliatory words from his Cabinet, will cow Kim.

Guam's government, meanwhile, issued fliers with emergency tips on what to do in case of a North Korean strike.

North Korea has responded in kind, assuring the US of 'total defeat' in the event of a war and claiming it is preparing for an attack on the American military base in Guam in mid-August.

The regime was further angered by last week's UN decision to increase economic sanctions against it. Trump must work toward policy coordination within his administration and ramp up cooperation with U.S. allies, including Japan and South Korea.

Trump said Kim was not going to get away with his "horrific" comments and disrespecting America. "Invoking Article 5 is ultimately a political decision", the NATO official added.

"Let her speak for Germany", Trump said, when asked about the comment.