Angela Merkel calls for calm as Trump and North Korea trade threats

Trump has dismissed her stance as being as not pertaining to the US.

“I hope that they are fully going to understand the gravity of what I said and what I said is what I mean”, Trump reiterated at his New Jersey golf resort, where he was holidaying.

“We do not accept nuclear North Korea (DPRK)”, Lavrov said.

On Tuesday, Trump issued a controversial warning to the DPRK, saying that threats from the country would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen”.

An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming worldwide leaders.

“The risks are very high, especially given the rhetoric”.

The plans called for four intermediate-range missiles to fly over Japan and land in the sea 30-40 km (18-25 miles) from Guam, according to the North Korean report. Security Council to continue to address the issue.

North Korea’s military has reacted angrily by stating its preparedness to “contain” the U.S. bases on the Pacific island of Guam with missile strikes.

They said that increased military spending should be matched by humanitarian aid, crisis prevention and diplomacy.

A Democratic congressman is urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reconvene the House from its summer recess to consider legislation prohibiting a pre-emptive nuclear strike against North Korea.

Russia’s foreign minister says the risk of a military conflict between the US and North Korea is “very high”.

He referred to the recent exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang. He added that “when it comes close to fight, the one who is stronger and wiser should be the first to step back from the brink”.

Lavrov recalled that Russian Federation and China had made a number of proposals aimed at preventing a deep-seated conflict. Pyongyang tested a missile last month which it said could reach America, and United States officials have claimed Kim Jong-un has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to be loaded inside such an intercontinental weapon.

Despite tensions and talk of war, life on the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang remains calm. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn’t convey any sense of worldwide concern about the situation.

Later on Friday, however, US President Donald Trump brushed aside German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s criticism of the growing tension between the United States and North Korea, saying she did not speak for his country.

Lavrov also urged the United States and North Korea to agree to a joint Russian-Chinese plan to de-escalate tensions.

“I don’t see a military solution to this conflict”, she said.

“Germany will be intensively involved with potential solutions that we see, not of a military manner”, she concluded.

While slamming the escalating rhetoric in Pyongyang and Washington, Merkel told reporters in Berlin that Germany’s government believed the conflict with North Korean weapon programs could not be solved by military means.

On Wednesday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis just warned the regime of Kim Jong-un not to invite its own destruction, while earlier this week US President Donald Trump threatened that the North Korean regime will face “fire and fury” if it kept posing as a menace to America.

President Donald Trump is warning of military action “should North Korea act unwisely”.

In his most recent statement, Trump said the USA military was “locked and loaded”. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

North Korean military officials said on Thursday that plans to launch missiles towards the USA island territory of Guam would be ready by mid-August. If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date.