President Trump issued a new warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un this morning.
He tweeted, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"
Not to be outdone, North Korea issued its own warning saying if the U.S. launches an attack on the North, then it will "immediately reduce the U.S. mainland into a field of nuclear war."
President Trump continues to push China to do more to stop its neighbor and close ally from taking any drastic steps.
China delivered a warning to North Korea today saying if it strikes the U.S. first, China will stay neutral. However, Beijing has also called on the U.S. to not take steps to further escalate tensions in the region.
Russia’s foreign minister has called on North Korea to stop testing missiles in exchange for the U.S. cancelling its military exercises with South Korea.
The US announced today it will carry out its annual joint exercises beginning August 21st. North Korea has always viewed the training as preparation for an invasion.