France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N. Korea escalation

Lester Mason
August 13, 2017

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.

After the telephones talks on Saturday, the White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the increasingly unsafe situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behavior.

"Trump looks forward to seeing Xi in China later this year, a meeting that will be a very historic event. We have a rogue dictator in the hermit kingdom who is starving his people, selling them as slaves, trading in contraband, trading in arms, under U.N. sanction without any real influence by the United States or the West", Tauscher told "Power Lunch".

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".

Earlier this week, France had praised Trump's "determination" in standing up to Pyongyang.

The comments came after Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded".


DONALD Trump is destroying attempts to prevent a nuclear war with North Korea by "wreaking havoc" on Twitter, experts have claimed.

"Hopefully it will all work out", he told reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey.

"Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace". The U.S. hasn't taken any public steps to prepare for hostilities such as evacuating Americans from Seoul, which is within range of North Korean artillery, or moving ships, aircraft or troops into position for an imminent response. For one, they didn't want to put somebody in a corner.

The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a political settlement.

"What Trump did is try to rip apart that diplomatic track by trying to immediately wave his own missiles against those of North Korea".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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