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Beyond the fiery words, USA quietly pursues diplomacy with North Korea

Beyond the fiery words, USA quietly pursues diplomacy with North Korea

And China has responded to the president's threats by putting both the DPRK and the US on notice: If North Korea strikes first it can not count on China's help to defend it, but if the USA tries a pre-emptive attack, all bets are off.

The two leaders also reiterated a commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The man behind the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on environmental issues, but he told Newsweek for an interview published Friday that diplomatic crises over North Korea's nuclear weapons program is another story.

The administration has been eyeing other moves to rebalance the U.S.

If Trump doesn't start acting more presidential, he's likely to provoke his own crisis here at home.

North Korea has lashed back at the USA following President Donald Trump's latest warnings.

Despite outrage in the US with Mr Warmbier's treatment and sharp condemnation by President Trump, the US-North Korean interactions in NY continued.

Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months - addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes.

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North Korea responded with a specific threat, saying it would attack the waters around the US territory of Guam.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump, said all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The North regularly threatens nuclear strikes on the United States and its allies.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do everything he can to protect the Japanese people as tensions escalate over North Korean plans to send missiles flying over Japan toward Guam.

He made comments Saturday while visiting his father's tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato in western Japan.

James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, likened the volley of bombastic words between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the lead up to World War I.

That same month, Yun met high-level representatives from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, including Choi Sun Hee, the official who leads the North Korean Foreign Ministry's North America department.

Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".