Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron

Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

The White House statement importantly notes that Trump has not yet ruled out a military solution to North Korea's nuclear threat. "President Trump stated that the United States is ready, along with its allies, to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to achieve that goal", said a readout of the phone call.

The White House says that Trump " in a phone call Friday to President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) " saluted Xi for China's United Nations vote to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea.

Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the US, it will be met with "fire and fury".

"Force has always been an option, but it has always been the last option, not the first", Soderberg said.

In a statement, the 39-year-old voiced his "concern at the ballistic and nuclear threat coming from North Korea", saying world leaders needed to work to get Pyongyang to "resume the path of dialogue without conditions".

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Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump, said all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump's "fire and fury" remark on Tuesday followed reports that North Korea produced a nuclear weapon small enough to fit inside a missile.

On Friday, the Defense Ministry said it was deploying four of Japan's surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles.

"I think it's only fair to point out he inherited this crisis", Mr. Gore told Newsweek. However, the upcoming joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington, during which tensions on the Korean peninsula tend to worsen, start soon, around the 21st of August.

According to the White House, Trump and Xi affirmed that the recent adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding North Korea was an important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

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