A Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a goal both Washington and Beijing are interested in pursuing, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during a phone conversation Friday.
North Koreans have lived for decades with the state media message that war is imminent, the U.S.is to blame and their country is ready to defend itself.
The general in charge of North Korea's missile force said "sound dialogue is not possible" with Trump and that "only absolute force can work on him".
"Though I don't want the temperature to get any higher, I think it's important also that there is clarity and that if there is an attack on American soil including Guam, that it will be met with overwhelming response", Calvo told reporters on Friday.
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Trump has shown no signs of toning down his language on North Korea, warning - and later reaffirming - on Friday that military solutions to the current standoff with Pyongyang are "locked and loaded".
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Britain will not help the U.S. attack North Korea if a war breaks out, it has been revealed. No doubt, the country's nuclear missile development has progressed at a faster pace than anticipated by the USA government.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that "the risks are very high" that the U.S. and North Korea could go to war, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said an escalation in language was "the wrong response".
North Korea has laid out plans to strike the U.S. island territory and major military hub of Guam in the Pacific.
When North Korea on Wednesday repeated its intention to plan a missile strike directed at Guam, its wording was filled with conditions and chances for the country to backpedal.
But it also said that if the US and South Korea attacked North Korea to force regime change, then China must intervene to prevent it.
"I think China can do a lot more".
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