Chinese leader asks Trump for 'restraint' on North Korea

REUTERSSpeaking outside his New Jersey resort Trump said North Korea should be'very nervous

REUTERSSpeaking outside his New Jersey resort Trump said North Korea should be'very nervous

The presidents of the two countries discussed Pyongyang over a phone call, and Jinping asserted Beijing was ready to work with the resolve the issue, Chinese state-run Global Times reported Saturday.

North Korea specifically threatened Guam on Wednesday in response to Trump's Tuesday promise to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" upon the rogue nation should they threaten the U.S. again.

President Trump expressed his support for Guam and told Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo tourism would surge amid concerns that North Korea could strike that U.S. territory, according to a recording of the Friday call the governor posted to Facebook. "They can be protected space, provided that the walls and roof are thick and dense enough (i.e. concrete) to absorb radiation given off by fallout particles".

He added: "If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat.or if he does anything in respect to Guam or anyplace else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast".

"Sometimes we might experience a sense of being in constant danger, especially if we're questioning if there's this threat to life and safety", said Dr. Katy Kamkar, a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Just imagine, Trump could promote it as the biggest fight ever. I feel the same about North Korea.

"Despite attempts by some U.S. officials to calm sentiment, fears of escalating military tension between North Korea and the U.S. are dominating market attention", Dirk Willer, the head of emerging markets strategy at Citigroup, said in a research note on Friday, reports The New York Times.

There is no doubt what is responsible for the sharp drops.

For a military operation that sober-minded people believe could, at the outer bounds of its destructiveness, cause more than a million casualties, the president should probably get authorization from Congress - when it's not obvious that Congress can even pass a budget. "They understand the physics, so it's just a matter of design".

The message to America to stop this provocative gabbing is coming from allies far and wide as well as from the occasional foe. If it is to achieve its goal of becoming a dominant force in the Asian Pacific, other powerful nations in the region must feel a degree of confidence that Beijing can make sound decisions and carry them out wisely. It could also have a chilling psychological impact on allies like Japan and South Korea, which might seek to build up their own nuclear forces independently of Washington. This threatens both sides with severe consequences, depending on which one makes the most reckless miscalculation.

And finally, North Korea is a measure of China's readiness to lead.

"You should listen to the President; the idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical", Gorka said. Immediate risks include the danger of massive refugee flows from a decapitated North Korea and the possibility of a reunified Korea shaped by the capitalist South. Many commentators are calling these risks "intolerable", but what they're missing is the greater risk to China's long-term ambitions posed by a failure to pacify its rogue neighbor.

Long standing tensions between the country have been rising ever since North Korea tested two intercontinental missiles in July. He doesn't talk so much anymore.

On Friday, the Trump chundering still hadn't stopped.

But Trump's comments did not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remained open. Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button.

There are also reports that the White House will announce on Monday that it's opening an investigation into China's treatment of intellectual property, though it's not clear what effect pursuing a trade conflict would have on the cooperation between China and the U.S. regarding the North Korea crisis.

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