Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron

Trump discusses North Korea with France's Macron

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 and President Macron pledged to work together with allies and partners to enforce United Nations sanctions and achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the transcript reads.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement issued by the Elysee Palace on Saturday, Macron urged the worldwide community to refrain from escalating the situation around North Korea.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump responded to information that North Korea may now be able to miniaturize nuclear weapons.

The statement came just hours after Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged Trump in a separate phone call to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with Pyongyang.

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On Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the military is ready to counter the threat from North Korea, but also said the effort is being "diplomatically led". On Friday, the president Trump had assured that the military option was now "ready". "I think he's there mentally".

This was revealed after a Defense Intelligence Agency report indicated that the country has manufactured a miniaturized nuclear warhead which can fit inside long-range missiles capable of reaching that continental United States. However, the upcoming joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington, during which tensions on the Korean peninsula tend to worsen, start soon, around the 21st of August.

The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un.

This rise in tensions between the United States and North Korea weighs on the financial markets and anxious many world leaders.

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