Tillerson: Trump tough talk aims to send message to North Korea

By REUTERS
August 9, 2017 14:40
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WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was trying to send a strong message to North Korea when he said it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.

Speaking to reporters before landing in Guam, a US-held Pacific island that Pyongyang threatened to strike, Tillerson said North Korea's rhetoric had ratcheted up in the face of international opposition to its nuclear program.

"So I think the president, what the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language," Tillerson said.


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