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

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President Trump on Saturday spoke on a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron about the evolving crisis in North Korea, according to a White House press release.

The White House statement importantly notes that Trump has not yet ruled out a military solution to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Macron also spoke by phone with US President Donald Trump with the aim of "getting North Korea to conform to its worldwide obligations", his Elysee office said.

US Senator Lindsey Graham addressed the rising tensions between the USA and North Korea.

"The presidents Trump and Macron are also committed to work together, and with their allies, to apply the sanctions of the united Nations and getting to dénucléariser North Korea", has also announced the executive american.

Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the USA leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States. Washington has repeatedly called on Beijing to do more against its ally north korea.

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The report quotes Xi as saying: "At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula". Friday morning, Trump tweeted that the military was "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

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

Washington has been repeatedly stating that no option including the use of military force could be ruled out.

Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program. North Korea responded by saying it was considering a plan to attack Guam and dismissed Trump's warnings as a "load of nonsense".

"We just didn't do it in public", she said.

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