Experts say Kim Jong-Un doesn't want nuclear war

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are now engaged in a "war of words", raising the political temperature in the region as well as the risk of conflict, with Kim threatening "an enveloping fire" around Guam with a missile strike, and Trump promising "fire and fury like the world has never seen before", with the U.S. military ominously "locked and loaded".

During an inspection of the North Korean strategic rocket forces earlier this week, Kim praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful plan" but said he would watch how Washington acts before deciding whether to go ahead with his Guam missile test plans, according to state media.

In addition to Trump's tweet, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, who is now visiting China, stated that there is an urgent need for China to pressure North Korea.

Here is a selection of views from ordinary people in east Asia about who is to blame for the current tensions and what should be done to ensure war does not break out. "The U.S. bishops have said for many years that nuclear war is morally impermissible".

Nauert went on to reiterate that nobody wants war on the Korean Peninsula.

On historical disputes with Japan, Moon took a firm stance, saying that Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women and forced Korean laborers during its 1910-1945 occupation of Korea have not been resolved.

"The reports I've heard even since I've been to Beijing have been positive in terms of Chinese commitment to enforce those sanctions", Dunford said, though he urged China on Tuesday to increase pressure on Pyongyang.

Since the end of the war, North Korea has been subjected to a US-led economic blockade, accompanied by repeated provocations and military threats.

MASARU CHIBA, a Japanese salesman, said he hopes dialogue between the parties involved can head off a conflict.

Still, said Joseph Capizzi, a professor of moral theology at Catholic University, "we're not at the situation where we've exhausted diplomacy, which seems to be gaining some traction". "So I am praying it won't turn into one".

"If you look at the criteria of the (just-war) principles, there has to be just cause and the right intention".

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Even in light of the recent high tensions and brinkmanship between the USA and North Korea, the "double-freeze", or the idea often floated by China and North Korea whereby the United States stops military exercises and limits or eliminates its presence in North Korea in exchange for denuclearization, won't budge.

Speaking at a press conference to mark his 100 days in office, Moon said that South Korea has the final say in any military action on the peninsula and that seeking a peaceful resolution to the issue is backed by the global community.

Moon, who took office in May, told a news conference to mark his 100th day in office that United States and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea.

If Kim Jong-UN speaks another one open threat... or if he will do anything in respect to GUAM or any other place in America or its allies, he really will regret it soon...

"The most important task at hand is for the USA and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an 'August crisis, '" Wang was quoted as saying in the Tuesday conversation.

Reacting to the latest development, top USA officials have promised tough measures against the country and its war-mongering supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un, which may not preclude a military action. "He is self-centered and selfish in a way, and this tendency is reflected in his policy which is geared toward exclusively pursuing America's profits". For me, I would like to see President Trump take a strong policy stand for the diplomatic process.

Those of us who have lived the history of the American-Vietnamese War are especially concerned.

Moon says he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea stops missile and nuclear tests.

Officials and experts say while the United States could hit targets, there are serious questions as to whether they have accurate enough intelligence to strike all of North Korea's potential weapon sites before Pyongyang responds, especially given its development of mobile missile launch systems.

Dealing with a country that boasts an impressive arsenal of military weapons, ranging from nuclear to chemical, biological weapons as well as conventional weapons of warfare, the USA is not unmindful of the danger involved in the outbreak of war.

"The leader of the South Korean government is continuously making provocative comments while pretending to seek peaceful measures in resolving inter-Korean issues". At the height of the threats, I was not anxious. Denuclearization should remain the long-term goal, but it can not be the immediate focus of US policy.

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