"We'll always consider negotiations, but they've been negotiating now for 25 years", Trump said, adding that efforts by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama failed to end North Korea's nuclear threat.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping today reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula and agreed that North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour, the White House said.
They also say missile defense is too expensive to be America's primary strategy.
But in a pointed warning that China may not back its old Korean War ally, a state-run newspaper said Friday that Beijing should not intervene on Pyongyang's side if it triggered a conflict.
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"If the USA and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime".
The President made the announcement on Twitter early Friday morning, saying that "military solutions are now fully in place. should North Korea act unwisely".
The military was expected to finalize its Guam plan by mid-August and submit it to Kim for consideration, he said.
The statement Friday does not mention any specific actions China would be willing to take, although some Chinese scholars and state media have called on Beijing to take on a shuttle diplomacy role to facilitate talks between the USA and North Korea.
It also deployed the anti-missile system in neighboring Ehime, according to the reports, while the Asahi Shimbun said one maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer was stationed in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to shoot down airborne missiles. "Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!" he tweeted.
"Australia will come to the aid of the USA just as if there was an attack on Australia, the USA would come to our aid". "But we don't see this as potentially hitting us in any way because it is directed towards an outer island in the Pacific itself", Padilla told reporters.
But the US announced Friday it will carry out its annual joint military exercises with South Korea later this month.
The base is one of two on the Pacific island, which are the closest bases on USA soil to North Korea, and represent the western most tip of the country's military might, the CNN reported. North Korea has always viewed the training as preparation for war.