Trump warning to North Korea: Kim Jong Un will 'regret it fast' if he acts against US
US President Donald Trump has said North Korea's leader will "regret it fast" if he threatens or acts against Guam or any other US territory or ally.
Mr Trump said tens of millions of Americans support his tough position on North Korea's nuclear danger.
Following days of grave threats to North Korea, Mr Trump directed his latest warning directly to the communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
Earlier he warned of military action "should North Korea act unwisely" amidst escalating tensions between the two countries.
President Trump tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path."
North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers.
If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
President Trump said this week that the US would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued with its threats.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she does not see a military solution to rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, and called for a de-escalation of the rhetoric.
Asked about President Trump's latest statements, Ms Merkel declined to say whether Germany would stand with the US in case of a military conflict with North Korea.
She said: "I don't see a military solution and I don't think it's called for."
Ms Merkel called on the UN Security Council to continue to address the issue.
She said Germany would work to find diplomatic solutions with the countries involved, the US and China in particular, but also South Korea.
She added: "I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer."
Earlier Jeremy Corbyn urged President Trump and Kim Jong Un to "calm down"
The Labour leader said you "cannot play fast and loose with nuclear weapons", adding that Britain had a role to play in bringing the two leaders "back from the brink".
Speaking to the Press Association in Bristol, Mr Corbyn said: "We cannot play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats because do you know what - a nuclear explosion doesn't stop at national borders, it doesn't stop at the vicinity where the bomb drops."
The Labour leader, a long time anti-war campaigner, said the result of a nuclear strike would go on for decades, adding: "I ask them both, calm down.
"There are phone calls that could be made, there's discussions that could be held.
"Surely in the interests of sanity and safety over the whole world, do it."
Mr Corbyn said Britain and other nations with nuclear weapons also had a role to play in reducing the tensions.
"All the five declared nuclear weapons states, which includes the United States, Russia and China, as well as Britain and France, need to get on board on this to bring North Korea back from the brink, bring Donald Trump back from the brink, and support the NPT (the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons) and support the UN's efforts to make nuclear weapons illegal worldwide," he said.
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