(CNN) -- A war of words between Washington and Pyongyang escalating to new heights.
Pres. Donald trump: " I hope they fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean."
President trump tweeting Friday morning that "military solutions" are "locked and loaded" should the DPRK "act unwisely," driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war.
The international community scrambling to de-escalate tensions.
Russia's foreign minister saying these threats of military action are quote "very worrying".
"The risks are very high - especially taking into account the rhetoric," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Russia is working with China on a plan to temper the situation, a quote "double freeze".
It would involve the US ending its routine joint military drills with South Korea this summer, while North Korea would stop its own military tests.
Meanwhile, South Korea and Japan, readying their missile defense systems.
South Korea says at this point it sees no sign of any unusual provocations.
All in response to what's largely been based on words, which is how some lawmakers are hoping tensions are ultimately cooled.