Tillerson defends Trump's 'fire and fury' threat to North Korea

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The United Nations Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose strict new sanctions on Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

"This is about more than the United States of America and it's about more than the president, who has been a bully all his life, who has succeeded because he has been able to bully others", the Texas Democrat said. "But bully tactics don't work in geopolitical affairs".

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: They will be met with fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which the world has never seen before. In July, North Korea said it would "strike a merciless blow" at the United States if Washington ever attempted to remove Kim from power.

He tweeted: "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".

This, of course, is a very loose reading of the president's remarks, which seemed to promise military retaliation if North Korea continues to make defiant public statements against the West. North Korea is "carefully examining" plans to take out a missile strike on Guam.

Most of the Guamanians are American citizens by birth. And they warned the United States that we should not believe our land is safe across the ocean.

The plan would be put into practice at any moment, once Kim Jong-un made a decision, a Korean People's Army spokesman said in a statement carried by state-run KCNA news agency.

While North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and its allies, the report was unusual in its detail.

According to The Sun, intelligence reports have said that North Korea has produced nuclear weapons, which are capable of striking Guam and targets further afield.

In 2017 alone, Kim has tested more missiles than his father Kim Jong Il did in his whole 17-year reign combined.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Kelly and members of Trump's national security team "were well aware of the tone of the statement of the President prior to delivery".

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the US. When the Ayatollah (Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran) said he wasn't trying to build a nuclear bomb - he's lying. "And I'd make sure that we tried to get the best deal possible".

It says its ballistic missiles are a legitimate means of defense against perceived U.S. hostility and accuses Washington and Seoul of escalating tensions by conducting military drills.

France, on its part, called on all the concerned parties to act responsibly and de-escalate the situation regarding North Korea.

With pre-existing "dire humanitarian conditions" in North Korea, such as widespread hunger and malnutrition, Park said Canada's role should revolve around providing aid, and also assisting in diplomacy and dialogue.