Trump praises Xi for new United Nations sanctions on N.Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump's avowal to unleash 'fire and fury' on North Korea which launched a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in July has raised the spectre of a nuclear confrontation between the countries ratcheting up publ

U.S. President Donald Trump's avowal to unleash 'fire and fury' on North Korea which launched a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in July has raised the spectre of a nuclear confrontation between the countries ratcheting up publ

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

The White House says Trump also told Xi he looked forward to seeing him in China later this year.

This may sound insane but so does the thought of of our president threatening to meet them "fire and fury". The ongoing talks, which were first reported by The Associated Press, included discussions about U.S.

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.

In recent days, Trump and the North Korean regime have engaged in heated rhetoric about the Asian nation's nuclear weapons programme. With the investment in infrastructure the North Korean people's lives would be improved and a dialogue would be opened. "And as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

He made comments Saturday while visiting his father's tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato in western Japan.

At the same time, a North Korean state news agency statement warned that "even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of ... thermonuclear war".

Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

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.

Recommended News

  • Derek Wolfe carted out of practice with apparent serious leg injury

    Derek Wolfe carted out of practice with apparent serious leg injury

    Wolfe suffered the injury when he became tangled up with offensive tackle Menelik Watson . It is possible he could move back inside and the Broncos could add an outside linebacker.
    Jeter-Sherman to add runner-up to group

    Jeter-Sherman to add runner-up to group

    The Jeter-Sherman group beat out two other groups that pursued the team in the final weeks of negotiations. But Jeter likely will be the face of the franchise and will run the baseball and business operations.
    Georgia Official Calls for Criminal Investigation into R. Kelly, Cites New Evidence

    Georgia Official Calls for Criminal Investigation into R. Kelly, Cites New Evidence

    Howard, Jr. says his office received a file "involving" Kelly from the Johns Creek Police Department Monday. Kelly has adamantly denied the allegations however, suggesting the rumors are a "bunch of crap ".
  • Stores selling out of eclipse glasses

    A live web stream of the solar eclipse , as seen from other locations in the USA , will also be shown during eclipse time. To view the solar eclipse directly without damage to your eyes, you need special solar filter glasses.

    West Ham United face hard Premier League opener against Manchester United

    The way Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have been spending, the Premier League trophy should be returning to Manchester in May. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy.
    Kylian Mbappe set to join PSG for £163m

    Kylian Mbappe set to join PSG for £163m

    Neymar is poised to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store.
  • We Are Discussing The Possibility Of Ibrahimovic's Man-United Return- Jose Mourinho

    We Are Discussing The Possibility Of Ibrahimovic's Man-United Return- Jose Mourinho

    It's going to be tough for them. "Now is our chance to fight for the Premier League and we have to do it as well". I saw him on the TV last season , but it will depend on how he and the other players adjust to the Premier League.
    Wozniacki ends Stephens' run to reach Toronto final

    Wozniacki ends Stephens' run to reach Toronto final

    I have just to move on and to look forward. "It's going to be a good match, I know this". So it's really tough to analyze the game.
    National Hockey League  team condemns white supremacists using its logo

    National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo

    The Detroit Right Wings had been using the altered Red Wings logo on its Twitter account, which was taken down Saturday afternoon. One person died and 19 were hurt when a vehicle was driven intentionally into a throng of anti-racism demonstrators.
  • Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis

    Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis

    But Gorka's comments provide yet more conflicting information from the White House about precisely where that red line lies. But asked whether the United States was ready if North Korea did commit a hostile act, he responded: 'We are ready'.
    Trump says U.S.  nuclear arsenal stronger than ever

    Trump says U.S. nuclear arsenal stronger than ever

    President Donald Trump is taking time away from his working-vacation to deal with the ever growing threat from North Korea. During Republican presidential debates, Trump appeared stumped by questions about the triad strategy.
    Not seeing many meteors during Perseid shower? Blame the moon

    Not seeing many meteors during Perseid shower? Blame the moon

    This means that you will have better chances of seeing more meteors before the moon rises and adds additional light to the sky. We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.