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Gorka backpedals on Tillerson comments, blames 'fake news industrial complex'

Sammy Stanley | 12 August, 2017, 08:23

"The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical". "I never said that", he said.

U.S. intelligence reports claiming that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear bomb to fit on top of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States have prompted Trump to threaten massive retaliation if Pyongyang attacks.

Sebastian Gorka appeared on BBC radio Thursday and delivered one of the most aggressive takes to date on what Trump might do - even allowing that a mere threat from North Korea could be construed as an act of war, as Trump seemed to do earlier this week.

Tillerson also said Americans "should sleep well at night" when asked by reporters if people should be anxious about the looming nuclear threat from North Korea - striking a starkly different tone from Trump's earlier comments.

Asked by the BBC whether people should listen to Tillerson or to Trump, Gorka said "you should listen to the president".

North Korea responded by claiming it is preparing a plan to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific.

According to Gorka, Tillerson had no right to say such a thing and instead refused to rule out full-blown war.

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"The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people", Mattis said in the statement.

Critics have noted that past administrations also failed to stop the North Korean regime from improving its nuclear weapons arsenal. North Korea's state run news agency said that nation's government is "seriously reviewing" a plan to strike Guam, a U.S. Pacific territory.

He pivoted again in the interview and claimed that he "was admonishing journalists" for "forcing our chief diplomat into a position" to make a "statement regarding military options".

"He's a Cabinet secretary", Nauert said, noting she had not yet heard or read Gorka's remarks herself. "That's why we have a department of defense". If a journalist doesn't know the difference between the secretary of state and the department of defense, they should hand in their credentials.

They also called on Trump to uphold the Constitution and seek congressional authorization before carrying out any pre-emptive attack on the North.

Q: But are you telling me though, Mr. Gorka, that if there is an action by North Korea that is felt by the United States to be threatening, then that is war?

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