Tillerson who in a bid to douse tension arising from President Trump's threat which saidNorth Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States had earlier on Wednesday en route to Guam, the USA territory in the Pacific that North Korea threatened this week to destroy with an "enveloping fire", assured Americans to sleep with all eyes closed as there is no danger of imminent attack.
And, when Trump attacked the "FAKE NEWS media", which he proclaimed "the enemy of the American People", Pence swabbed the decks, saying: "Rest assured, both the president and I strongly support a free and independent press". Ben Cardin, the Foreign affairs committee's top Democrat, compared Trump's comments to those issued by North Korea itself. "While force remains on the table, this path where the worldwide community increases pressure on North Korea must be tried first", said Soderberg.
With stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia, Tillerson's goal was to assure regional leaders that the Trump administration cares about this strategically important area which - if massed collectively - has the sixth largest economy in the world.
"The day North Korea decides to attack the United States or any neighbor would be the last day of the North Korean regime and the last day of Kim Jong Un's life", he said. Trump is issuing a new warning over the North's development of nuclear weapons.
"The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the USA wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack", it said. He is the secretary of state, that means you don't understand what the words secretaries of state means. DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
North Korea responded by claiming it is preparing a plan to fire missiles at the USA territory of Guam in the western Pacific.
"I should think so", Nauert said.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence at his side August 10 at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey.
"We do not seek to be a threat to them, but we have to respond to the serious threats that they make towards us", Tillerson said.
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. See the millions of cars they sell in the U.S.?
"I don't see a military solution and I don't think it's called for", Merkel said Friday, calling on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the crisis.
"Let her speak for Germany", Trump said, when asked about the comment.