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Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?

Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?

And just days before that, the president promised to unleash "fire and fury" on the tin-pot country, should dictator Kim Jong Un continue to make unwelcome advances against the United States.

The Labour leader called for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un to tone down their war of words.

"We consider the U.S.no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time", the Korean Central News Agency said, quoting Institute of International Studies researcher Kang Kum Chol.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un responded by threatening, if attacked, to strike targets in or around Guam in the western Pacific.

Analysts say Hwasong-12 and 14 missiles, the latest to be developed by North Korea and the subject of recent tests, have been moved into position but it is not clear if they are ready to be fired.

Earlier this week Donald Trump vowed that Washington would respond to further threats with "fire and fury", while Pyongyang has accused the U.S. president of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down almost 0.1 percent to 5,760.90, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.84. The UK blue-chip index closed 113 points, or 1.5%, lower at 7,385, steadily losing ground as the trading session wore on.

Meanwhile, James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said he feared the president's rhetoric could "spiral" out of control into a global conflict. I don't think we are there yet.

The statement added that Trump had "reassured" Guam Governor Eddie Calvo that the United States military would "ensure the safety and security of the people of Guam, along with the rest of America".

According to The Washington Post, Mattis told a pool of reporters Wednesday that "of course there's a military option" in place to address North Korea, but "we want to use diplomacy".

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"President Trump and President Xi agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior".


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