Trump escalates 'fire and fury' threat to NKorea

China Could Stay Neutral If North Korea Attacks, Despite Trump's Disappointment

Trump Won't Stop Tweeting Us Closer to a Nuclear War

The phone call with the French President came hours after Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

France and other UN Security Council members want North Korea to "proceed with the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programmes", Macron said in the statement.

DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Trump says North Korea "better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble".

The comments came after Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded".

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North Korea said on Saturday that almost 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new U.N. sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington, Reuers reported.

China Central Television on Saturday cited Xi as saying that Beijing and Washington are both interested in the denuclearization of the peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the USA needs to stop backing him into a corner.

The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) backed away from an earlier claim that President Trump was acting more irresponsibly than North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during escalating rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. I'd say he's being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch.

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