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Trump, top defence officials discuss options on North Korea

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The White House has acknowledged US military leaders had briefed President Donald Trump on options regarding North Korea nuclear state of affairs.

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford on Tuesday briefed Trump on quite a lot of options to answer to any sort of “aggression” from North Korea or to cease the nation “from threatening the US and its allies with nuclear weapons,” acknowledged the White House in a press launch, Xinhua reported.

Tensions had been working extreme on the Korean Peninsula since North Korea carried out its sixth and strongest nuclear check out last month.

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert acknowledged on Tuesday that whereas the United States has military options, “diplomacy is the first approach”.

“No one wants to go to war with another country. We want diplomacy,” Nauert acknowledged at a briefing. “We want a peaceful Korean Peninsula, and the world agrees with us on this.”

“No one prefers the military response, but that is there to back us up if our allies would need it or if we would need that,” Nauert acknowledged.

Pyongyang on September three detonated a hydrogen bomb capable of being carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the sixth nuclear check out it has undertaken, working counter to associated UN Security Council resolutions and the aim of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Reiterating that the “dual-track approach” and the “suspension for suspension” initiative are wise methods to unravel the Korean Peninsula nuclear state of affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang has known as on all associated occasions to actively assist China’s efforts to push for dialogue and negotiation, and play a constructive place for a peaceful decision of the problem.

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