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“No military solution for this conflict” – Merkel on N. Korea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel intervenes in US vs North Korea conflicts

“I am totally against the rhetorical armament that is being used by all sides… There is no military solution for this conflict, it must be worked out via negotiations,” this are the views of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who believes ‘War’ cannot resolve the conflict between the US and North Korea.

Merkel said on Wednesday concerns about a crisis over North Korea could only be solved by negotiation and she was doing everything possible to achieve a peaceful resolution. It comes amid a war of words and mutual strike threats between Washington and Pyongyang.

She said she was pleased that US and Chinese leaders spoke by telephone.

“We must use such means then… we can avoid a catastrophe and we must do everything possible to do that. I am doing everything I can at least,” she said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed on Tuesday to wait a little longer before hitting Guam, and urged Washington to refrain from further escalation of the crisis.

However, he said the plan could still go ahead, and threatened to “wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks” in the event of any further “power demonstration.”

On Wednesday, Trump praised the decision to delay the strike plan as “a very wise and well reasoned decision.”