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Dem congressman: Trump using 'bully tactics' against N. Korea

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Melinda Barton | 10 August, 2017, 10:45

"Blowing up the Iran nuclear deal at a moment when we're dealing with North Korea seems like it is creating a problem that doesn't now exist".

Andrew Fletcher, senior vice president commodity derivatives at KeyBank National Association said the president's comments add an "undertone" to the market but that if oil traders were "really anxious about confrontation we would be much higher than this".

Mr. Green said that North Korea has every reason to take the threat seriously, even if Mr. Trump doesn't intend to take action. "I think it's worth trying today".

The president's fiery rhetoric came as tensions mounted between the USA and North Korea.

MarketWatch reported that just after 3 p.m. ET on August 9 the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.26%; the S&P 500 index lost 0.16% and the Nasdaq Composite Index 0.42%.

John McCain (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump saying North Korea would face "fire and fury" in response to their threats was not helpful. After Trump's "fire and fury" comment, Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the tiny Pacific island of Guam.

She dismissed a suggestion that others in the White House weren't fully behind President Trump's vow to meet threats from President Kim Jong Un's regime with "fire and fury" after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured Americans they should have "no concerns" and said there was no "imminent threat".

Nauert echoed Tillerson's remarks that Trump was using language that Kim would understand.

The latest threat on Guam comes on the heels of a previous KCNA report that North Korea's military was "examining the operational plan" to strike areas around the United States territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles. "But that kind of rhetoric, I'm not sure how it helps". They might have done as much as we could.

Tillerson added that Trump was reaffirming the capability of the U.S.to fully defend itself and its allies.