'US Not Closer to War with N. Korea Than a Week Ago'

Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High

Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the U.S. military was "locked and loaded".

When asked if further escalation would warrant military action, McMaster said it "depends on the nature of the threat".

But McMaster stressed the USA military is "locked and loaded" in case it needs to be called into action.

US Central Intelligence Agency director, Mike Pompeo, assures there is no possibility of a war with North Korea in the near future.

"But make no mistake about it, the continuation, the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat and the investigation is going to treat it as such". Despite some reassurances, experts fear the regime may be on the verge of breaching the Trump administration's "red line", that would force Washington to take action.

North Korea responded to the new United Nations sanctions with increased aggression, escalating last Wednesday to a threat to attack waters near the USA territory of Guam. He also will discuss military options in the event the "diplomatic and economic pressurization campaign" fails.

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China's president, Xi Jinping, made a plea for cool-headedness in a phone conversation with Trump on Friday night, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation. China is North Korea's neighbor, sole treaty ally and main commercial partner. They have united the world with sanctions against North Korea, 15-0 vote.

A number of new sanctions were imposed by the European Union against North Korea on August 10.

Formal talks on North Korea's nuclear program collapsed in 2009, and Kim has accelerated his efforts to obtain the ability to strike the US with a nuclear weapon. The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". And that's exactly the policy of the Trump administration. We do not seek an excuse to garrison USA troops north of the Demilitarized Zone.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over. Recent statements by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as other regional and global voices, have made clear the worldwide community holds one view regarding North Korea's provocative and unsafe actions: They must stop. We are replacing the failed policy of "strategic patience", which expedited the North Korean threat, with a new policy of strategic accountability.

"President Trump inherited a mess", Graham said.

Information for this article was contributed by Andrew Harnik, Richard Lardner and Deb Riechmann of The Associated Press; and by Min Jeong Lee, Takashi Amano, Gao Yuan, Janet Ong, Reinie Booysen, Heejin Kim, Nafeesa Syeed and Kenneth Pringle of Bloomberg News.

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