Japan may hold joint drill with United States carrier to pressure N. Korea

"At least, if you consider overall things such as the fact that the U.S. government has not put out warnings to its citizens in South Korea, I think the risk (of military action) at this point is not high", said the diplomat, who asked not to be identified.

Following discussions with Xi, Trump wrote on Twitter: "I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the USA will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"

The unexpected phone call between the two came after Trump turned to Twitter to vent his frustrations over North Korea. It should strongly persuade Pyongyang to roll back its nuclear program.

Prior to the phone call, Mr Trump, who has been highly critical of the unfair trading relationship between the U.S. and China, said on Twitter "I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the USA will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"

Referring the recent meeting the Xi Jinping, the USA president took to twitter as saying, "I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" Very powerful." "We have submarines.

Earlier this week the Carl Vinson Strike Group, which comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships, was diverted from Singapore to the west Pacific, where it recently conducted exercises with South Korea's navy. "Very powerful", Mr Trump told the Fox Business Network.

FILE - This combination of file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump on March 28, 2017, in Washington, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 22, 2017, in Beijing.

South Korean media claims the famed Seal Team 6 - which killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 - is part of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercise being carried out from March 7 to April 30 in South Korea.

He also that solving the standoff wasn't "as simple as people would think" because China's long history with North Korea made it more hard for it to crack down on the rogue nation's nuclear weapons program.

North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite on April 13, 2012, marking the anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founding president Kim Il Sung.

President Donald Trump has been talking tough about the United States military as tensions increase between the USA and North Korea. If not, we will solve the problem without them!

"I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the US will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem", he tweeted.

SHOWY: A military parade in Pyongyang on October 10 past year marked the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party. It will be the first in-person meeting between the two.

North Korea has reacted angrily to the US's show of force in the region, saying it is ready for war.

An unnamed foreign ministry spokesman told the KCNA news agency that the US's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said April 12 it was "irresponsible and even unsafe to take any actions that may escalate the tension".

"The US is making up its mind to stop the North from conducting further nuclear tests".

Japan and the United States have also been reinforcing their trilateral cooperation with South Korea.

Trump's saber-rattling - he has accused Pyongyang of "looking for trouble" - is familiar to consumers of North Korean state media, who have been warned for decades by their leaders of imminent USA attack and attempted regime change.

  • Leroy Wright