Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

United States president Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Saturday and agreed to work together on a crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the White House said in a statement.

After the telephones talks on Saturday, the White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the increasingly unsafe situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behavior.

"Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace".

Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the worldwide community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue".

Trump's "firm break with 20-plus years of failed American policy on North Korea represents the one chance we might have to forestall a massive conflict on the Korean peninsula", said Jaffer in an email.

Trump's warning came after the North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan towards the US Pacific island of Guam. They may continue launching missile tests but they don't want a war, and the USA doesn't want military action either.

Guam 'well-equipped' to handle North Korean threat: governor
The possibility of a nuclear confrontation is considered remote but worldwide alarm has been escalating in recent days. "U.S. The speaker of the Guam Legislature says he hopes the island can defend itself in the event of an attack from North Korea .

In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the USA "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK".

Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia, said Trump's "muscular response" to North Korea was "the exact type of resolve we need to force the hand" of Pyongyang's "Chinese patrons".

The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles.

"I think it's only fair to point out he inherited this crisis", Mr. Gore told Newsweek.

Trump continued to ramp up the rhetoric with a post on Twitter this morning indicating that the U.S.is prepared to take military action against North Korea.

He also warned its leader Kim Jong-un that he hoped the dictator would find another path.

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