China urges Trump to tone down North Korea rhetoric

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Trump also said China, Pyongyang's main diplomatic ally, could "do a lot more" to pressure Kim to end his country's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

North Korea's bold threat includes "several places they can stop or give up", Carlin said.

"The message clearly says that Beijing will punish anyone who will escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula", Asmolov pointed out.

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"I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble in this world, okay?" he added.

North Korea issued the warning through its state-run KCNA news agency, wherein it was specifically mentioned that a potential strike could be launched on Andersen Air Force Base designed "to send a serious warning signal to the USA".

President Donald Trump has once again doubled down on his warning against North Korea. According to the Korean Central News Agency, the latest launch on July 28 was successful, and the missile reached the altitude of 3,725 kilometers and traveled 998 kilometers, for about 47 minutes, before falling into the Sea of Japan.

The government wants to be prepared in the event that the North Korean missiles fail as they cross over Japan.

ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine said it would be an "an extremely provocative act" to fire missiles towards Guam, a United States site which hosts a major military base.

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The base is one of two on the Pacific island, which are the closest bases on United States soil to North Korea, and represent the western most tip of the country's military might, the CNN reported.

The US is "the mastermind of nuclear threat, the heinous nuclear war fanatic", the report said.

The new punishment could cost North Korea $1 billion a year, and even China voted for the US-drafted proposal.

North Korea has said plans to attack the western Pacific island, which is home to about 162,000 people and a major US air force base, by mid-month.

During a news conference Friday, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said that despite the fiery rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang, the island is "safe and sound", the Pacific Daily News reported.

The US president added that he hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "will find another path".

"Guam is located in a key position in the Pacific for the USA military".

President Donald Trump says that American weapons are "locked and loaded" against North Korea. North Korea has always viewed the training as preparation for war.