The tone of the dialogue from the U.S. and the DPRK has been dialed down in recent days after flaring up dangerously last week.
August 14, 2017
‘The U.S.’s top general reassured South Korea that President Donald Trump is prioritizing a diplomatic solution to tensions with North Korea, echoing comments from administration officials who sought to tamp down fears of imminent nuclear war.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protect South Korea after a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, spokesman Park Su-hyun told reporters in Seoul on Monday. He added that the military option would only be used if diplomatic and economic pressure fail, Park said.’