Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Britain says North Korea must fix crisis it started

Britain says North Korea must fix crisis it started

"Well you're right about that, but unfortunately, you know, we're living with a very obstructionist group, but maybe that will change", Trump responded.

"And your tourism, I can say this, your tourism is going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you", Trump can be heard saying over the phone.

Calvo agrees, saying, "It's paradise".

"Don't worry about a thing", Trump said. We are with you 1,000 per cent.

Earlier this week, North Korea threatened to launch four missiles toward Guam.

The phone call came shortly after authorities in Guam issued documents advising residents on to respond in the event of an "imminent missile threat".

It suggests having an emergency plan and supply kit and a list of potential concrete structures near home, work and school to serve as fallout shelters.

Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, " Good morning, good morning.

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Eddie Baza Calvo (R) posted a video of his end of the call on Facebook, offering a candid glimpse of the dynamic between the two leaders. "They should have had me eight years ago.I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous".

North Korea says its Hwasong-12 missiles would take just 1,065 seconds to complete their 3,356km flight over Japan before splashing down in waters off the coast of Guam.

The president called the USA military "incredible, "rock solid" and "the best in the world by a factor of five".

If correct, and if the United States allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles.

Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have escalated this week amid increasingly heated rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump followed up his "fire and fury" warning with a boast about United States nuclear capabilities.

Xi's call came hours after Trump warned North Korea that the US military is "locked and loaded", and as the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea plan to proceed with a joint military exercise in 10 days.

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