Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

Washington and Pyongyang have recently been exchanging sharp statements. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate foreign affairs committee, defended President Donald Trump's stark warning to North Korea in a series of tweets Thursday morning.

Soderberg criticizes the president's lack of diplomacy and she personally wishes that the worldwide community increase pressure on North Korea rather than use outright force. Ben Cardin, the Foreign affairs committee's top Democrat, compared Trump's comments to those issued by North Korea itself. "This is tragicomedy of its own making". "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday there is no "imminent threat" from North Korea, despite Trump's remarks the day before.

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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.

Trump has long vowed to pressure China to rein in North Korea, particularly its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.

The report quotes Xi as saying: "At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula". China is the North's biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can't compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

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

Trump's warning came after the North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan towards the US Pacific island of Guam. I don't think we are there yet. "Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk", he wrote on Twitter in July.

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