Trump, Xi agree North Korea must stop its provocations: WH

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Amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, President Donald Trump has got support from his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after he expressed disappointment with China on several instances for not being able to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

The release came just days after North Korea's army said in a statement that it was reviewing a plan to attack the US territory.

It comes after Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" as well as tweeting that the U.S. was "locked and loaded".

"At the moment, China-US relations are in a state of good development", Mr. Trump said, according to CCTV.

Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be "very safe, believe me".

Late that month, Trump tweeted this after a failed missile launch by Jong Un's government: "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today".

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Seoul foreign ministry spokesman Cho Joon-hyuk said Thursday North Korea's defiance would ultimately work against the regime, South Korean news service News 1 reported.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis also said Thursday that while the U.S. military was "ready" for a confrontation with North Korea, his preference is for a diplomatic solution.

No one really knows how close or how far we are from a possibly nuclear conflict with North Korea.

Mr Xi made the plea in a phone call hours after Mr Trump ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.

North Korea retaliated by releasing potential plans to strike the USA territory of Guam in the Western Pacific, however U.S. diplomats say a dialogue is being pursued and Americans should "sleep well" at night.

The White House confirmed early Saturday that Trump and Xi spoke Friday. He said, "I feel that they will be very safe".

The ARF statement expressed "grave concern" over North Korea missile tests, including the tests of what analysts have said are intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"I am anxious a little bit, because it appears to be the Trump administration has an offensive characteristic", said Kim Ki-sung in Seoul's financial district. In addition to the U.S. military bases, Guam is also equipped with the sophisticated THAAD weapons system which is capable of destroying intermediate-range missiles in the final phase of flight.

US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea yesterday, saying the US military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.

Japanese media said Tokyo was deploying its Patriot missile defence system following Pyongyang's threat to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards Guam.

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