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Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High

13 Août 2017

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has said the regime of Kim Jong Un is responsible for the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme and must now "fix it".

The US is ready along with its allies to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic and military measures to stop the North Korean nuclear menace, President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Satruday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un responded by threatening, if attacked, to strike targets in or around Guam in the western Pacific. "Our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russian Federation".

I have visited North Korea three times, and have spent more than 20 hours in discussions with their political leaders regarding important issues that affect U.S. -DPRK relations.

"Trump looks forward to seeing Xi in China later this year, a meeting that will be a very historic event".

Professor Lucas said: "The Chinese and the United States have been talking behind the scenes for months about what to do".

EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
The European Union expanded its sanctions on North Korea as the back and forth between the United States and Pyongyang escalated. North Korea said it would fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, home to some 7,000 American military personnel.

Earlier this week, France had praised Trump's "determination" in standing up to Pyongyang.

President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies.

Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the US, it will be met with "fire and fury".

Developments regarding the situation with North Korea may remain in focus next week, although traders are also likely to keep an eye on reports on retail sales, housing starts, and industrial production.

The two leaders also reiterated a commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

It continued, "If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly". "We have a rogue dictator in the hermit kingdom who is starving his people, selling them as slaves, trading in contraband, trading in arms, under U.N. sanction without any real influence by the United States or the West", Tauscher told "Power Lunch".

Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High