Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

Tourists frolic along the Tumon beach on the island of Guam

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"Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader".

Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday that the U.S. military stands ready to "fight tonight" on the Korean Peninsula, as President Trump said the U.S.is "locked and loaded" and retweeted images from U.S. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam.

In a letter, 64 House Democrats urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to make sure Trump's rhetoric is met with the "utmost caution and restraint".

The Labour leader has called on President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to "wind down the war of rhetoric".

The call came after Mr. Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies.

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"The congressmen said such statements had dramatically increased tensions with North Korea and raised the specter of nuclear war". "I think we're not closer to war than a week ago", McMaster said on ABC's "This Week".

Clapper said the U.S. and North Korea could "blunder" into global military conflict as they exchange escalating hostilities.

Earlier it was reported that the DPRK military is developing as a "warning" United States plan for a start-up of four ballistic missiles, medium-range Hwasong-12, which must fly over the territory of the Japanese prefectures of Shimane, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, to cover the distance in km 3356 1 065 seconds (18 minutes) and fall in the 30-40 km from the us base on GUAM.

According to the White House, Trump and Xi affirmed that the recent adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding North Korea was an important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

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