Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past

Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past

Moon will discuss North Korea's military threat with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford.

A man watches a television screen showing US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Dunford says he wants to underscore the United States' "ironclad commitment" to its alliance with Seoul and Tokyo.

During their separate call, Trump and Xi also hailed the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution targeting the North as an "important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula", a White House statement read.

The key to stopping the ratcheting tension between North Korea and the US could be North Korea's biggest ally, China, the top USA general said Sunday.

Beijing is North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of aid.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, is traveling to Asia amidst growing tensions in the region.

Pompeo was asked on "Fox News Sunday" to provide a psychological profile of Kim, whose father and grandfather ruled North Korea before him.

Last week, President Trump warned North Korea would face "fire and fury" should the country continue to pursue a long-range missile system and other upgrades to its nuclear weapons arsenal.

North Korea responded to those remarks by raising the possibility of a strike near the US territory of Guam.

South Korean officials have been monitoring financial markets around the clock, said Kim.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, tells ABC's "This Week" that "we're not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago".