Gold prices climbed to two-month highs on Friday as investors sought refuge from escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States, while bullion also received support from weak U.S. inflation data.
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea, saying American weapons were "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.
Spot gold was up 0.28 percent at $1,289.63 per ounce, set for its biggest weekly gains since April. It earlier hit its highest since June 8 at $1,288.97 an ounce.
U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled at $1,294 per ounce.