France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged in a phone call Saturday to work to denuclearise North Korea, but Trump again spoke of possible "military measures" if other steps fail.

In a statement Saturday, Macron said the situation "undermines the preservation of global peace" and the North Korean regime "poses a serious threat to the security of its neighbors".

And that doesn't mean talk hasn't been tough - the USA has been speaking forcefully to North Korea all this time, said Ellen Tauscher, former US under secretary of state for arms control and worldwide security under President Barack Obama .

North Korea has reportedly been threatening to attack the US territory of Guam more than 2,000 miles southeast of North Korea in the Pacific Ocean.

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his fiery message.

There is no military solution to the North Korea nuclear issue.

The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a political settlement.

That prompted Trump to reassure citizens of the United States territory that the American military was prepared to ensure their safety.

Stocks, dollar extend slide as US, North Korea tensions intensify
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1.55 percent, its biggest one-day loss since mid-December. Spot gold inched down 0.1 percent to $1,284.64 per ounce as of 0616 GMT, but was set for a weekly gain of over 2 percent.

This was revealed after a Defense Intelligence Agency report indicated that the country has manufactured a miniaturized nuclear warhead which can fit inside long-range missiles capable of reaching that continental United States. He sounds like the leader of North Korea, not the leader of the United States.

On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles. However, the upcoming joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington, during which tensions on the Korean peninsula tend to worsen, start soon, around the 21st of August. "I think he's there mentally".

"It is clearly time for all parties to focus on ways to reduce tensions", she said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general of the united Nations, Antonio Guterres.

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