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

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

A White House statement said Trump and President Emmanuel Macron had discussed "the increasingly risky situation associated with North Korea's destabilising and escalatory behaviour".

"President Trump stated that the United States is ready, along with its allies, to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to achieve that goal".

The White House says that Trump " in a phone call Friday to President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) " saluted Xi for China's United Nations vote to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea.

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

"President Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace", it adds.

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

Since its golf in Bedminster, near NY city, where he spent his vacation, Mr. Trump has also met with the governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, in which he has "assured" that "the american forces are ready to ensure the safety and security of the population of Guam, like that of the United States as a whole", said the White House in a press release. According to the plan, four Hwasong-12 missiles will fly around 3,400 kilometers, particularly crossing Japan's airspace, and land in water 30-40 kilometers off the Guam coast.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States".

Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the 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.

Washington has been repeatedly stating that no option including the use of military force could be ruled out. "I think he's there mentally".

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

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