French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged in a phone call Saturday to work to denuclearise North Korea, but Trump again spoke of possible "military measures" if other steps fail.

On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles.

Trump's "fire and fury" remark on Tuesday followed reports that North Korea produced a nuclear weapon small enough to fit inside a missile.

Sen. Graham also said he doesn't think Trump needs congressional approval to launch a military strike against North Korea, claiming, "There's nothing in the Constitution limiting the ability to use force to protect America". But Beijing, whose margin of manoeuvre is narrow, until then, had remained behind, returning happy back-to-back the two countries.

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

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Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program. Just as we reach the 72nd anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Trump is making thinly veiled threats to again use USA nuclear weapons if North Korea continues the same behavior.

For many years, North Korea has routinely made belligerent threats against the United States and its allies.

"It is clearly time for all parties to focus on ways to reduce tensions", she said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general of the united Nations, Antonio Guterres.

The army of north korea must present to the young ruler a plan of attack on Guam by mid-August, according to military in north korea.

France is a member of the Security Council, which approved fresh sanctions on North Korea this month for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile testing.

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