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Macron warns against 'escalation of tensions' over N Korea

13 Août 2017

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

The US president added that he hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "will find another path". Has the U.S. military put out any sort of statements or just to try to calm people in the local area?

Inflammatory rhetoric between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear programme soared to new heights this week when North Korea announced plans to fire rockets near Guam, a western Pacific island that is home to a US military base and around 160,000 people. He said in a statement, "Men and women from state and local agencies will be in Charlottesville [on Saturday] to keep the public safe, and their job will be made easier if Virginians, no matter how well-meaning, elect to stay away from the areas where this rally will take place". That's the amount of time they suspect they have if North Korea was to fire a missile? The US has made it a precondition for negotiating with North Korea that it totally give up its nuclear weapons.

Trump had called on Beijing in the past to exert its control over North Korea, its trading partner, on several instances.

Trump has also said that any threats from North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen". It would spell the end of the Kim dynasty (Kim Il-sung 1912-94; Kim Jong-il 1941-2011; Kim Jong-un 1984- ), and could cause a tremendous disaster in South Korea, maybe also in Japan - if North Korea were able and willing to launch a nuclear attack on its former colonial master.

A White House readout of the call said two leaders had agreed that "North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour" and that new UN sanctions on Pyongyang were "an important and necessary step" towards peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

After a week of threats and counterthreats between Washington and Pyongyang, Xi urged both sides not to say or do anything that would aggravate tensions, China's CGTN state television network reported.

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President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks to reporters about North Korea before a workforce and apprenticeship discussion at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, August 11, 2017. And if it goes through with the launch and there are no consequences, it can use that too.

Although a North Korean attack on the United States is so far only hypothetical, Australia has already assured America of its support.

During a telephone conversation with Trump, Xi said concerned parties should "avoid remarks and actions that could escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula", according to Xinhua.

It'd be nice if Tillerson showed any awareness of this background as he mouths foreign-service talking points. Rival powers China and Russia, meanwhile, might see the exposed weakness as an opportunity to push forward more assertive policies of their own.

Lucy Craymer joining us via Skype from Guam today from "The Wall Street Journal", thanks so much.

Despite the tough rhetoric, Trump insisted that "nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump".

Hours after Trump tweeted his locked and loaded comment on Friday, he retweeted a U.S. Pacific Command message stating that its B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam "stand ready" to carry out a mission "if called upon to do so". The nuclear advances were detailed in an official Japanese assessment and in a story by The Washington Post that cited U.S. intelligence officials and a confidential Defense Intelligence Agency report.

Macron warns against 'escalation of tensions' over N Korea