- South Korea’s President says: ‘There must be no more war’
- Donald Trump says the US military is ‘locked and loaded’
- North Korea prepares missile strike off the US territory of Guam
- US intelligence warns Pyongyang has nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles
Here are live updates and breaking news on the war of words between Kim Jong-un’s North Korea v Donald Trump’s America. (All times BST)
11am: North Korea recall top ambassadors to Pyongyang
Top North Korean ambassadors overseas have been recalled to Pyongyang for a joint meeting, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
“North Korea seems to be hosting what appears to be a meeting of foreign diplomatic missions’ chiefs after calling its ambassadors to major countries back to Pyongyang,” a South Korean government official said.
10am: South Korea: ‘There must be no more war’
South Korea’s Sresident Moon Jae-in, who has only been in office since May, said: “There must be no more war on the Korean Peninsula.
“Whatever ups and downs we face, the North Korean nuclear situation must be resolved peacefully.
“I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours.”
9am: Top US official plays down war threat
US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster played down the risk on Sunday of the rhetoric escalating into conflict.
“I think we’re not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago,” Mr McMaster told ABC News’ “This Week”.
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