Chief of US JCS Due in South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a missile before its launch in May 2017

During the talks, Moon and Dunford are expected to seek measures to counter provocations from the North, which threatened last week to fire intermediate-range ballistic missiles toward the waters near the U.S. island Guam. After his two-day stay, he's to visit China and Japan to urge Beijing to do more to pressure North Korea.

The chairman of the United States Joint Chief of Staff will visit South Korea to check the South Korea-U.S. combined defense posture.

Dunford will reportedly visit China after his trip to Seoul. Lee Sun-jin, acting US Ambassador to South Korea Marc Napper, and Vincent K. Brooks, commander of US Forces Korea.

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis
Trump said in a tweet Friday that US military options were "locked and loaded" if North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un acted unwisely. All parties must assure North Koreans they we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful.

Dunford plans to meet with Defense Minister Song Young-moo ahead of his meeting with Moon, the presidential office said.

The comments by the Global Times came after President Donald Trump raised the level of his rhetoric against North Korea on Thursday, saying his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough.

Friday morning, Trump tweeted that USA military solutions were "locked and loaded" in case North Korea followed through on its threat.

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