North Korea and its totalitarian leader, Kim Jong Un, have again been thrust into the center of global media attention this week after its government threatened to fire missiles at a United States pacific territory.
The call came after Mr. Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the USA military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against US territories or allies.
Trump said that Pyongyang should not be more advanced threats to Washington.
McMaster said the threat from North Korea to the world is "very, very clear".
"It's somewhat reminiscent to me of the history of World War I and how the world kind of blundered into that", Clapper said in an interview with CNN. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong-un think that he needs to strike first.
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Saturday and agreed to work together on a crisis on the Korean Peninsula، the White House said in a statement، according to "Reuters".
Trump and Macron spoke over phone and discussed the need to confront the increasingly risky situation regarding North Korea's destabilising and escalatory behaviour, the White House said.
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"Concerned parties must exercise restraint and avoid remarks and actions that escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula", it cited the Chinese president as saying.
In recent days، Trump and the North Korean regime have engaged in heated rhetoric about the Asian nation's nuclear weapons program.