"Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy".
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the US needs to stop backing him into a corner.
China, because of this view, will only do a few things to try and talk North Korea into coming around to a more reasonable posture. You'll want to store some weight before the food shortages and, if you're in the blast zone, the pounds will just melt away anyway.
"This crisis has to be solved diplomatically, and obviously the public statements are not very diplomatic", said former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry, who served under President Clinton from 1994 to 1997 and was part of a diplomatic mission to North Korea in 1999.
Savage said many on the left who are criticizing Trump for his tough rhetoric seem to be siding with Kim.
"Because we don't really know what's gonna happen, you know".
"Do you people not understand that South Korea is an example of what capitalism produces when people are unshackled from communism or socialism or any of the other isms that you people are so in love with at your universities?"
Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.
The Trump administration has been quietly engaging in the back-channel communication for several months, discussing Americans imprisoned in North Korea - including University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier - as well as the battered current state of relations, the Associated Press reported yesterday.
For North Korea, an ICBM established a deterrence in the event of a reunification campaign. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first.
The overblown reaction by Pyongyang to last week's UN Security Council resolution applying stiffer sanctions against it also led US President Donald Trump to overreact by threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" should it dare to take aim at Guam, where the US maintains a huge military base.