As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea

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"I think he's trying to put China and North Korea on notice that the game has changed،" Graham said of Trump's threat of hitting North Korea with "fire and fury". But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats.

"I was really struck when I visited there in November 2014, you know, but the level of paranoia and the siege mentality that prevails in North Korea was overwhelming", Clapper explained.

"The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with the U.S.in tackling this threat and many others".

"Article I of the U.S. Constitution is very clear about that", Sullivan noted.

But UN Secretary General António Guterres hinted that Trump's remarks risked derailing the diplomatic process.

Trump said Friday that he planned to call Chinese President Xi Jinping that evening.

"The Security Council passed a resolution unanimously over the weekend".

After threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" earlier this week, the president escalated the tension Friday with a tweet that the American arsenal is "locked and loaded". "Now is not the opportunity for dialogue because we have not seen in North Korea a willingness to address these fundamental problems".

But it also said that if the US and South Korea took a first strike against North Korea, China should intervene. "If you don't believe Trump isn't serious about North Korea you are making a huge mistake because I believe he is serious".

" Pyongyang in turn threatened to strike the United States territory of Guam in the Western Pacific with ballistic missiles". -North Korea negotiations collapsed in 2012 when Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket that derailed an agreement of a North Korean nuclear freeze in exchange for US food aid.

It also said that China and Russian Federation should enhance coordination to let other parties know they would not stand aside should their security be threatened by the escalating tensions.

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