May 17, 2022

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Trump says military options on N. Korea not ‘first choice’

U.S. President implies Xi Jinping is taking action on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said military options against North Korea were not Washington's "first choice", following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday.

While Trump did not rule out military intervention, the comments were calmer than his assertion in August that North Korean threats against the U.S. would be met with "fire and fury", amid escalating tensions with the DPRK.