Oliver North: Trump Must Convince Xi US Serious on Military Action

Oliver North: Trump Must Convince Xi US Serious on Military Action

Oliver North: Trump Must Convince Xi US Serious on Military Action

The lawmakers said they were grateful that Tillerson has said the United States does not seek war or a change in regime in North Korea. Trump's latest tweet included the phrase, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely".

At the same time, Trump denied having discussed a preemptive attack, apparently oblivious to that being exactly how his comments in the past couple of days have been interpreted.

Even as tensions between the United States and North Korea have intensified, along with President Donald Trump's rhetoric, USA diplomats have quietly and steadily been in contact with their North Korean counterparts.

"I think that the President, again, as commander-in-chief, I think he felt it necessary to issue a very strong statement directly to North Korea", Tillerson said. Today he said woe betide anyone who militarily challenges the United States, and that is his portfolio, that is his mandate.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria slammed President Trump's stern rhetoric on North Korea, calling his "fire and fury" comments "the art of the bluff".

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Following off-the-cuff remarks made by President Trump, threatening "fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen before", if North Korea continues to threaten the United States, North Korea retaliated in the war of words.

"I wish Democrats would take their hatred of Donald Trump and park it and realize that on Donald Trump's watch, because of everyone else's failure, he's run out of the ability to kick the can down the road", Mr. Our issue is not with the people of the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea], it is with the regime itself. "We'll either be very, very successful quickly or we're going to be very, very successful in a different way quickly". "Thousands of North Korean citizens packing the square in that nation's capital in a display of unity".

"We don't talk about that". Of course that was their response to the President Trump's "fire and fury" warning. And that was on full display Wednesday in North Korea's capitol. The Obama administration did not do so.

"It's stunning what President Trump has been doing", the "GPS" host said.

Trump later publicly signalled his interest in talks, saying in May that he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances" to defuse tensions over North Korea's nuclear program.

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