Trump's statements on North Korea reminiscent of Bush's preventive war doctrine

Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

After the telephones talks on Saturday, the White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the increasingly risky situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behavior.

"President Trump stated that the United States is ready, along with its allies, to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to achieve that goal".

One of President Trump's most famous critics came to his defense this week after a vow of "fire and fury" for North Korea: former Vice President Al Gore. North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) later reported that Pyongyang was "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the Andersen Air Force Base located on the US Pacific territory of Guam.

"President Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace". On Friday, the president Trump had assured that the military option was now "ready".

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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. He sounds like the leader of North Korea, not the leader of the United States.

In response, Japan began on Saturday to deploy its missile defense system Patriot, after threats from Pyongyang.

Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program. "I think they can become even better", he says, according to the same source.

According to analysts, shots to Guam would place Washington in a hard position: if the United States did not try to intercept it, their credibility would take a hit, and Pyongyang would feel to grow wings to conduct a missile test intercontinental (ICBM) size.

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