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French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

Trump has stepped up warnings that Kim's regime would face a devastating military strike if it continued threatening the U.S. On Friday, he said that if Kim makes any "overt threat" or strike at a U.S. territory or ally "he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast".

They agreed that North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour, the White House said.

President Donald Trump has threatened to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if North Korea continues to threaten the United States.

"The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea", Carter said.

The higher close by treasuries came as the ever-escalating war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korea continued to raise geopolitical concerns.

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. The deployment of four Patriot interceptors was expected to be completed Saturday, a spokesman for Japan's Ministry of Defense said by phone.

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Yadav had publicly opposed the JD (U)-BJP alliance in Bihar, saying the people of the state voted for the Grand Alliance. JD (U) spokesperson KC Tyagi said the party will approve the proposal in the meeting in Patna.

On Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is ready to counter the threat from North Korea, but also said the effort is being "diplomatically led". The influence of China in Pyongyang seems to be greatly reduced since Kim Jong Un became the North Korean leader in December 2011.

As the crisis has unfolded, Trump has alternated praising China for its help and chiding it for not doing more.

President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies.

Trump also reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, it added.

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

Professor Lucas said: "The Chinese and the USA have been talking behind the scenes for months about what to do". For one, they didn't want to put somebody in a corner.