Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea


"Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace".

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

"You have this guy [Trump] making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", Ellison said.

"We can not play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".

The Labour leader argued Britain's best course of action would be to push for the stalled six-party talks to be resumed with the objective of establishing a denuclearised Korean Peninsula.

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Trump's "reckless" action began Tuesday with his threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang. DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, Mr Corbyn said there can be "no question of blind loyalty to the erratic and belligerent Trump administration" over the crisis.

Although Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an attack on one NATO member is an act of aggression against the entire military alliance, the application of this provision is limited only to attacks on member states' territories in North America, Europe and the Atlantic.

Trump doubled down Thursday, saying his previous bold statements might not have been "strong enough" for Kim Jong Un, whose regime announced a plan to fire four missiles near the USA island territory of Guam in response to the White House's bold rhetoric. "Kim Jong-un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader".

"He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before - what will happen in North Korea", Trump told reporters Thursday from his home in Bedminster, New Jersey.