Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Democratic lawmakers urge Tillerson to stop Trump's NK threats

Key State Department Posts In Flux Amid Trump's 'Fire And Fury' North Korea Threat Trump's Secretary of Defense Issued a More Eloquent Version of a Terrifying Statement
Sammy Stanley | 13 August, 2017, 07:02

Another included a video clip of Trump vowing to respond to North Korean threats with "fire and fury". North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States.

"North Korea has said they wish to annihilate the United States and use nuclear weapons.

Whether we've got them backed into a corner or not is hard to say, but diplomatically, you never like to have someone in a corner without a way for them to get out".

Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

China's foreign ministry put out a call Wednesday for "the relevant sides" to "avoid remarks and actions that could aggravate conflicts and escalate tensions, and make a greater effort to return to the correct path of resolving the issue through dialogue and negotiations".

He points out the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted last week to characterize North Korea's statements as a "threat to the world's community".

Tillerson downplayed any speculation that the alarming developments suggested the USA was moving closer to a military option to dealing with the crisis over the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. When Trump, after a bipartisan budget deal was reached, tweeted the notion that "our country needs a good "shutdown" in September", White House budget director Mick Mulvaney was hustled out to contain the damage: "We've averted a shutdown". He says that while the U.S.is pursuing diplomatic solutions, the combined military power of America and its allies is the most robust on Earth.

For the secretary of state to do one of his core job responsibilities - representing the U.S. in vital, high-level negotiations - foreign countries need to believe that he's actually speaking for the president when he or she makes policy pronouncements or commits to a negotiated deal.

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He says "the pressure is starting to show".

Mr Gorka, a security and counter- terrorism specialist little known in that field before his White House role, told media no one should listen to Mr Tillerson on military matters related to North Korea.

Locked and loaded - that's how President Trump described the USA military solutions for dealing with North Korea. Three U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States had not moved additional assets into the region after North Korea's threats against Guam.

The army will complete its plans in mid-August, ready for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's order, KCNA said Wednesday, citing Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army. "That in itself is risky", he said.

Trump also says the nation's nuclear arsenal is in "in tip-top shape" and getting stronger.

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English says President Donald Trump's comments about North Korea are "not helpful" in an environment that is "very tense". What do you think about these latest comments from Gorka?

Haley's office said the sanctions will slash North Korea's annual export revenue of $3 billion by more than a third.

English told reporters Wednesday at the nation's Parliament in Wellington that New Zealand has not raised concerns with the USA administration about Trump's remarks, but would if his tone continued.

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