France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

Ruben Ruiz
August 13, 2017

The man behind the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on environmental issues, but he told Newsweek for an interview published Friday that diplomatic crises over North Korea's nuclear weapons program is another story.

The statement said that the United States and allies were ready to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to end any threat.

They agreed that North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour, the White House said.

Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the worldwide community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue".

"We are working with the U.S. and our partners in the region to bring this crisis to a diplomatic end".

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President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments.

The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a political settlement.

Pyongyang responded by announcing plans for a series of missile test firings towards the US Pacific island territory of Guam - the home to two major US military bases.

As a precaution, Japan has deployed missile defence batteries under the path a North Korean missile might take.

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