State department says Trump on 'same page' as USA officials

State department says Trump on 'same page' as USA officials

"The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results and I want to stay right there right now", he told reporters in Mountain View, California, according to Fox News.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said during a August 11 press conference that a war with North Korea would be "catastrophic". "[Kim] has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before".

The UN Security Council on August 5 voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea.

Though not a direct response to the "fire and fury" statement, North Korea's army announced hours after that it was preparing a plan for missile strike on the US territory of Guam should Washington carry out military action against the DPRK. The country warned that the U.S.

Tensions have escalated rapidly in recent weeks after North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack
The tree snakes have become huge pests and have wiped out numerous local birds and reptiles, according to the U.S. North Korea has been at odds with the United States since the US backed South Korea during the Korean War.

The Kim Jong-Un "regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". Trump tweeted on August 11.

"The rhetoric is up to the president", Mattis said.

And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made clear he is open to negotiations if Pyongyang freezes its nuclear and missile programs.

The United Nations Security Council also unanimously voted to characterize North Korea's statements as a "threat to the world's community".

And Mattis said earlier in a statement, "While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive.capabilities on Earth", Mattis said in a statement. Mattis said that this show of support is heartening.

In a diplomatic win for the USA, the measures were approved unanimously - including by Russian Federation and China, the North's sole major ally, according to AFP.