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Xi stressed that "China and the US have a common interest in realising the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula". "Lock and load", Wayne declared in Sands of Iwo Jima.

But restraint was not the word of the day on Friday as Trump sent out a cascade of unscripted statements, including what appeared to be another red line - the mere utterance of threats - that would trigger a U.S. attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for Kim.

The crisis amounts to the most direct threat of military confrontation between North Korea and the US since a brutal war there ended in an armistice along a demilitarized zone in 1953. There is no Pacific fleet steaming towards the divided peninsula.

Regarding the leaks, Mr Trump is gentle. "We are with you a thousand percent".

The asset manager declined to comment.

The best estimate that I've seen of the effect of a one-megaton nuclear bomb exploded over a city is that about one-third of the population would be killed instantly, and a further third would be seriously injured. North Korea has launched more than a dozen test missiles this year. Guam today hosts major American military might like a bomber fleet and a missile defense system. The call happened as some Guamanians worried aloud that the president's harsh words are exposing their island home to unnecessary danger. "But you know, unfortunately we are living with a very obstructionist group".

He also assured "France's allies and partners in the region of our solidarity in the current period". One scenario Kim reportedly takes very seriously is a Beijing-backed coup that would leave the regime in place but decapitate its leaders, starting with him.

The official, who spoke to Newsweek on the condition of anonymity, said war game scenarios conducted by the U.S. and South Korea indicated that substantial time would be required to move military assets for an attack on the state. "They're all fighting for love", he says about the White House officials who tell reporters things they shouldn't - sometimes to raise their own status or to put down colleagues. The escalating threats are now "over the top" warned Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. "Perhaps she is referring to Germany".

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, asked about the issue while traveling in Washington State on Thursday, told reporters, "do I have military options?"

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Now Trump has inherited a mess. "Are we just like cannon fodder, are we just extras, are we just not part of the equation?"

That is a bold message that should give pause to both Pyongyang and Washington.

224316224313224313How likely is a military conflict with North Korea?President Trump said the U.S. and its military is ready to deal with any provocation by the Pyongyang regime.

Dr Colin Alexander, an expert in East Asian political communications at Nottingham Trent University, underscored the point.

The U.S. -made Patriot batteries aren't the only pieces of high-tech American military gear in Japan that will have its ears perked up. He cannot be sure of the loyalty of senior cadres, hence the purges that have marked his tenure.

"There's a lot of sabre rattling going on, but I don't think the markets truly believe that either side is going to do something incredibly stupid", said John Bredemus, vice president of asset allocation for Alliance Investment Management-US, a Minneapolis-based firm that has more than $700 billion in assets under management.

Still, Bermudez, said, North Korea is "on track" to figure it out. "All over the world, they're talking about Guam, and they're talking about you, and I think tourism, I can say this, your tourism, you're going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you".

China, which has long feared a unified Korea allied with the U.S., also wants the American troops removed. "It will require being pragmatic". US President Donald Trump tweeted Friday.

It said brick and concrete structures were the safest places to shelter from radioactive fallout, and people should prepare to remain inside for at least 24 hours.

Trump Tells Guam Governor Nuclear Tensions Will Mean More Tourism