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Both Korean leaders, U.S. signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

Both Korean leaders, U.S. signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

North Korea said last week it was finalizing plans to launch four missiles into the waters near Guam.

Dunford is visiting South Korea, Japan and China after a week in which Trump declared the USA military "locked and loaded" and said he was ready to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States.

The United States and South Korea insist their annual joint exercises are purely defensive, and can not be linked to the North's missile program, which violates a host of UN resolutions. "We will defend the country from any attack at any time from any quarter", he said.

The North's official KCNA news agency said Kim was briefed on the "plan for an enveloping fire at Guam" during an inspection on Monday of the Strategic Force command in charge of the nuclear-armed state's missile units.

He issued a strong warning to North Korea saying, "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they've hit the United States".

"I need a certain amount of ambiguity on this because I am not going to tell them what I'll do in each case".

North Korea is angry about new United Nations sanctions over its expanding nuclear weapons and missile program and the upcoming military drills between Washington and Seoul.

It came amid a sharp rise in rhetoric between the United States and North Korea. He said the USA has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but Pompeo declined to provide specifics. If the "planned fire of power demonstration" is carried out because of US recklessness, Kim said it will be "the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillerymen will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks", the North reported.

Despite the fiery rhetoric coming from both President Donald Trump and North Korean officials, as well as concerns over the country's recent advances in missile technology, experts maintain that nuclear war is not what Kim Jong Un wants.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday called for a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff, saying that "there must not be another war on the Korean Peninsula", according to his office.

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He chose to leave the council after Trump again said Tuesday that blame fell on "both sides" for the violence that erupted. The head of Intel was more direct in announcing the reason for his departure.

Dunford on Tuesday told Fang Fenghui, chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department, that the sides had "many hard issues" between them but were willing to deal with them through dialogue.

"We now hope that all the concerned parties, in what they say and what they do, can contribute to extinguishing the fire, rather than adding fuel to the fire", foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

As Quartz has written, with tensions high on the Korean Peninsula, a small military incident could rapidly escalate into a full-blown war. CNN reports that the official does believe this movement suggests that they could be planning the launch of a single missile as soon as 24-48 hours.

North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial Saturday that the North's army is "capable of fighting any war the USA wants".

The article took a softer tone on North Korea than the president, who warned Pyongyang last week of "fire and fury" if it launched an attack.

However, North Korea reiterated its threats, with KCNA saying "war can not be blocked by any power if sparks fly due to a small, random incident that was unintentional".

Moon said the North could create conditions for talks by stopping nuclear and missile tests.

In photos released with the KCNA report, Kim was seen holding a baton and pointing at a map showing a flight path for the missiles appearing to start from North Korea's east coast, flying over Japan toward Guam.

China said Tuesday that the North Korean nuclear crisis had reached a "turning point" and it was time to enter peace talks. -China trade. China strenuously rejects linking the two issues.


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