OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada stands by the United States, but called for a de-escalation in the war of words with North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that “military solutions” are “locked and loaded” should North Korea act unwisely, capping off a week that saw North Korea lay out plans for a military strike on Guam, an American territory in the region.
The two nuclear powers have been steadily increasing their rhetoric, leading Freeland to condemn North Korea’s actions but suggest it’s time to reel in the verbal threats. Earlier this week, Trump said the country’s threats against the U.S. would be met with “fire and fury.”
“It is important to be clear from the Canadian perspective that we stand by our allies when they are threatened, very much including the United States,” Freeland told reporters in Edmonton Friday afternoon, after being …