Chinese presidents speaks with Trump, urges calm

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"The previous three presidents were not able to find an adequate solution [to the North Korea crisis], so he can't be blamed for all this".

Rep. David Cicilline urged Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday to call back the House from its August recess in order to debate legislation that would require congressional approval for a US pre-emptive strike.

Lavrov said Russian Federation doesn't accept the North's nuclear weapons bid and pointed at a proposal by China and Russian Federation under which Pyongyang would freeze its nuclear and missile tests while the USA and South Korea would halt their military drills.

As the crisis with North Korea escalates, the US President warned earlier this week there would be "fire and fury" like the world has never known if the regime continued to threaten America. She called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue.

At a park in central Pyongyang Friday evening, young people practiced volleyball and grandparents and parents watched children on climbing frames and swings.

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

"I think the wording was over the top and distracting, as well as unhelpful", Klingner added.

Earlier this week, Trump said the USA would slam the North with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it provoked America again.

During an interview with TheBlaze on Thursday, Klingner called the president's verbal response to North Korea's provocative actions "over the top".

Trump tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". North Korea responded by detailing a plan to fire ballistic missiles toward the USA territory of Guam, home to US military bases. And so, most administrations, Republican and Democrats, when the North Koreans say they're going to Seoul into a lake of fire, whatever their rhetoric is, have just ignored it, and relied on some underlying sense that the North Koreans don't want to commit national suicide.

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