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US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

As tensions continued to mount, the President ratcheted up his rhetoric by vowing to inflict "fire and fury the like of which the world has never seen" on the communist state if it does not back down.

On Thursday, North Korean state media detailed a plan to launch four intermediate-range missiles toward the territory, suggesting that it would splash the Hwasong-12 missiles into the sea less than 25 miles Guam's coast. "I was very, very surprised to see it".

"The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction it is gaining diplomatic results". The stark words, evoking the horror of a nuclear exchange between the world's most dominant superpower and the upstart outlaw nation, sent ripples throughout the United States and Asia.

Trump's remarks have prompted a reaction in China, where the state-controlled Global Times newspaper said in an editorial Friday that if North Korea launched missiles at the U.S., it should "stay neutral", sending a warning to Pyongyang that Beijing would not support the regime if it made a first move.

"The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA (Korean People's Army) will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures of Japan", the report said, citing General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the KPA.

"President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric undermines our global credibility and is unlikely to de-escalate the situation", he said in a statement Wednesday. President Bill Clinton stood on the border between North and South Korea to declare that if Pyongyang deployed nuclear weapons, "it could be the end of their country".

"The American people should sleep well at night", he said.

"I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they're going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble in this world, OK?"

"I think what the president was doing was sending a strong message with language that [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language", Tillerson added.

Just last month marked 64 years since the end of the Korean War when the USA came to the aid of South Korea after it was invaded by the north.

"It's too much grandeur, bluster", said Richard Ridenhour, an Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq.

"At this point there has been no change in the threat level, either in a military base in Guam or in our civilian community".

The president said he meant it. Would Congress start the impeachment process if Trump pursues a military option in North Korea?

"Donald Trump is impaired by a seriously sick psyche", he wrote in the letter, which was shared with WMUR.

The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.