Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?

Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?

In a letter, 64 House Democrats urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to make sure Trump's rhetoric is met with the "utmost caution and restraint".

Recent missile tests have put global attention on North Korea, a country vying to be the world's next nuclear power.

The call came after Mr. Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies.

"And what none of us know is whether President Trump will ultimately accept a position in history which says, "I'm the guy and it was on my watch that this state finally crossed the threshold of constituting a threat to the U.S. mainland".

Although Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an attack on one NATO member is an act of aggression against the entire military alliance, the application of this provision is limited only to attacks on member states' territories in North America, Europe and the Atlantic.

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"They discussed the need to confront the increasingly unsafe situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behaviorĜŒ" the White House said in a statement.

The US is ready along with its allies to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic and military measures to stop the North Korean nuclear menace, President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Satruday.

Britain's membership of NATO does not automatically oblige it to participate in a conflict between Trump's America and Kim's North Korea, even if the latter attacks USA military bases in the Pacific.

Trump on North Korea - Military solutions are locked in place.

Trump has called on China to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

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