Angela Merkel Hits Trump For Escalating War Rhetoric

Politico reports:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday implicitly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiery comments on North Korea and called for the crisis over Pyongyang’s missile program to be resolved through diplomacy.

When asked at a press conference in Berlin whether Germany would “stand by the U.S. in case of war,” Merkel did not respond directly but said: “I consider an escalation of rhetoric the wrong answer.”

“I do not see a military solution to this conflict,” she added. Instead, the chancellor suggested that the crisis should be resolved through the United Nations Security Council and cooperation between the U.S. and regional powers like China, South Korea and Japan.