Rex Tillerson: Trump 'ultimately' decides North Korea military response

23 September, 2017, 14:44 | Author: Benny Bass
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "being tested" by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the USA and the global community.

The secretary of state also mentioned Russian Federation, whose nuclear arsenal rivals that of the U.S.

In an escalation of the war of words between the United States and North Korea, Trump sent a pre-dawn tweet Friday saying, "Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's tenure at the State Department has been a rocky one, with diplomats uneasy at promised budget cuts and suffering low morale. Muir said. "Will there be military action?" "The president asked me to engage with Russia, to lead the engagement with Russia", Mr. Tillerson said. "There is assembled on a standing basis a National Security Council that meets on each of these issues to advise the president".

Kim responded in a statement Thursday saying Trump will "pay dearly" for his address to the United Nations and that North Korea is considering the strongest possible response to what he called the US president's provocation.

"It is his first and foremost responsibility, but we're not in this alone", said Tillerson.

North Korea bitterly denounced new sanctions on its economy as "vicious, unethical and inhumane" and warned the measures would only accelerate progress on its nuclear weapons programme, state media reported Monday. "We are engaging with North Korea's most important supporters, economic supporters, their friends, China and Russian Federation, to have them also engage with Kim Jong-un on this issue".

The global community is scrambling to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, which has conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test and fired long-range missiles over Japan that it says could reach the United States mainland.

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