"While the United States president insists on ramping up the war of words, there is a decreasing chance of any diplomatic solution".
China has issued a stark warning to Donald Trump not to engage in "words and actions" that could worsen the already raised tensions in the Korean peninsular.
"You know what I can say?"
"U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for the peaceful denuclearization of North Korea - a common goal of the worldwide community - and stressed the importance of strengthening pressure on North Korea in diplomatic, economic terms", the South Korean spokesman said.
China has traditionally been North Korea's closest ally, but it voted in favour of a series of UN Security Council sanctions against Kim Jong-Un's regime last weekend.More news: Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension
"A lot of Americans are on edge with this rhetoric going back and forth with us and North Korea", one reporter asked.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rated the risk of military conflict as "very high" as he put forward a joint Russian-Chinese plan to defuse the crisis.
It has prompted dismay from the US' global allies, with Angela Merkel saying "an escalation of the rhetoric is the wrong answer", and that there was no military solution to the dispute over Mr Kim's nuclear weapons programme.
Mr Calvo, a second-term Republican, said he had "never felt more safe or so confident" than with Mr Trump at the helm.
In retaliation, Kim Jung-un has threatened to strike the United States territory of Guam, with officials on the idyllic island since publishing advice on how to survive an attack.
Earlier in the week, Mr Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on Pyongyang.More news: West Brom fans react on Twitter to Jay Rodriguez's performance
A war between the U.S. and North Korea would be disastrous for the region. Judge Jeanine said. "We should have the ability to go after him first and block it". "'Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump".
Tensions have risen since North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. North Korea has been increasingly sensitive to the exercises lately because they reportedly include training for "decapitation strikes" to kill Kim Jong-un and his top lieutenants.
"And we assure our civilian populists, we assure the people that preparations are being made for any eventuality and we will inform communities that may be affected", Purisima added.
Trump had called on Beijing in the past to exert its control over North Korea, its trading partner, on several instances.More news: Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia
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