United Kingdom should stay out of US-North Korea war: Jeremy Corbyn

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North Korea is secretly funding its nuclear arsenal through a multi-million-pound arms business that poses as a Malaysian company, a new documentary reveals tonight.

The Labour leader called for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un to tone down their war of words.

"In the interests of sanity and safety for the whole world, global pressure for dialogue and diplomacy must be overwhelming", he added.

The missiles are created to carry nuclear weapons but it is not clear if the North has warheads small enough to fit on them, or the technology to bring them back to earth in one piece.

North Korea is a serious thing.

Although the impact on markets has thus far been relatively modest, a full-blown conflict, the likes of which Trump has warned of, would have a far greater impact, making a real dent on the economic figures the president has gleefully touted.

He added: "We can not play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".

The Labour leader argued Britain's best course of action would be to push for the stalled six-party talks to be resumed with the objective of establishing a denuclearised Korean Peninsula.


"Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises", he wrote in the Sunday Mirror.

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have dramatically escalated in recent days.

Following the American head of state's inflammatory remarks, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with its array of advanced ballistic missiles.

Rep. Keith Ellison, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, told activists at the progressive Netroots Nation conference that President Trump was acting less responsibly than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that antiwar activism needs to ramp up as the president's rhetoric has.

President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks to reporters about North Korea before a workforce and apprenticeship discussion at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, August 11, 2017.

Thousands of youths, workers and trade union members gathered in the capital Pyongyang and around the country for rallies, saluting pictures of the country's former dictators, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

"This man will not get away with what he is doing", the billionaire said.

Should it? Guam is American soil.

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