US President Donald Trump once again stated that the use of military force against North Korea was not inevitable and would prefer to avoid it. But he did not rule it out.
“A military action would certainly be an option. Is this inevitable? Nothing is inevitable … I would prefer to avoid the military route, but it is certainly something that can happen, “said the President of the United States at the White House, on September 7, a joint press conference with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
“I hope we do not have to use [military force] in North Korea. If we do, it will be a very sad day for North Korea, “he said.
Since his arrival at the White House, Donald Trump alternates the incendiary remarks and soothing words on this file. The Republican president said on September 6 that military action against North Korea was not his “first choice”, a few weeks after promising “fire and anger” if Pyongyang continued to threaten the United States and their allies.
The United States is preparing a new UN sanctions package against North Korea, to be presented to the Security Council in the second week of September.
Beijing and Moscow for diplomatic solution
Contrary to the threats and belligerent tone used by Washington, China and Russia call for moderation between the parties and invite the international community to consider their joint proposal to resolve the crisis
The plan calls for a “double freeze”, namely the adoption of a moratorium on nuclear missile tests by North Korea in exchange for the suspension by South Korea and the United States of their joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula. .