Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during an October 5 photo opportunity before having dinner with US military leaders and their wives.
South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations after the sixth largest nuclear test by the latter.
Trump did not make clear to what he was referring, but his comments seemed to be a further suggestion that military action was on his mind.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that communication was happening directly and cited two or three US channels open to Pyongyang.
In a hard-edged speech to the UN General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges.
Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council.
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Mexico on Thursday said it had given the ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil, 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its “absolute rejection” of North Korea’s recent nuclear activity.
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