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Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis

Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis

Maloney noted that Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that diplomatic efforts to contain the North Korea are working, and should remain the favored means of resolving the crisis.

Trump did do something: The president issued a memorandum in January ordering a review of America's nuclear arsenal to ensure it is "modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies". But when asked how he would gauge the threat from North Korea, the Secretary said it is "a threat to world peace and global order" and that the human toll from such an attack would be "catastrophic".

He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea, ' Trump told reporters in New Jersey, without offering specifics. His comments punctuate President Donald Trump's warning that North Korea will be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the U.S.

Secretary Mattis, the former general whose nickname is Mad Dog, sounded cautious this week when he warned war with North Korea would be catastrophic.

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis
Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the USA , it will be met with "fire and fury". Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

He told reporters that the diplomacy effort spearheaded by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley "has [gained] diplomatic traction" and "is gaining diplomatic results", according to the BBC.

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric says Guterres "welcomes all initiatives that will help de-escalate the tensions and a return to diplomacy".

Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States. But he says that, until that happens, the U.S.

He said the regime would be in trouble "like few nations have ever been" if they do not "get their act together".

Johnson: UK working to bring diplomatic end to North Korea crisis
I'd say he's being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. President Donald Trump says his critics are only complaining about his tough rhetoric on North Korea "because it's me".

North Korea on Thursday announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers.

In a lengthy exchange with reporters at his Bedminster golf resort, he said past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it was time a president "stuck up for the country".

The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 USA military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.

Vehicle plows into protesters in Charlottesville
The vehicle ramming killed a 32-year-old woman and wounded 19 people, including some with life-threatening injuries. Many are outraged by the city's plans to remove the confederate history.


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