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Merkel rejects use of force in N Korea and verbal 'escalation'

AFP  |  Berlin 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that she opposed any use of force to resolve the conflict with North Korea, after President Donald Trump said the US military was "locked and loaded".

"I don't envision a military solution to this conflict but rather consistent work as we've observed at the United Nations Security Council," Merkel told reporters.


"will very intensively take part in the options for resolution that are not military but I consider a verbal escalation to be the wrong response," she said when asked about Trump's latest tweets on North Korea.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 20:13 IST
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