Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

Claudine Rigal
Août 13, 2017

The French Socialist Party on Friday called on President Emmanuel Macron to actively participate in the resolution of the crisis around North Korea, pointing out France's lack of involvement.

The statement came just hours after Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged Trump in a separate phone call to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with Pyongyang.

French President Emmanuel Macron made a plea to de-escalate tensions with North Korea and called on the worldwide community to proceed toward new measures aimed at an irreversible dismantling of the country's nuclear program.

Trump raised alarm around the world - and particularly in Asia - by warning that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it were to keep threatening the US.

Last week, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved sanctions against North Korea, whose missile and nuclear program have been a source of concern for the global community for a long time. "In front of this threat, the global community should act concretely, firmly and efficiently".

"They discussed the need to confront the increasingly risky situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behavior،" the White House said in a statement.

"Trump and Macron pledged to work together with allies and partners to enforce United Nations sanctions and achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said.

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