State Department expected to address latest North Korea threats in news briefing

WATCH LIVE: State Department expected to address North Korean threats in news briefing

WATCH LIVE: State Department expected to address North Korean threats in news briefing

Nor would Mattis comment on recent reports that North Korea has a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

Tillerson offered a different take.

"Americans should sleep well at night", Tillerson told reporters.

The two discussed responses to North Korean provocations and the security situation on the Korean peninsula, he said.

The army will complete its plans in mid-August, ready for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's order, KCNA said Wednesday, citing Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army.

"We are all singing from the same hymn book", she said.

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President Trump has made revamping US missile defense systems a top objective for the Pentagon since taking office. When North Korea doesn't know where the line is, they're more likely to inadvertently cross it.

Tillerson spoke to reporters aboard his plane as he returned from Malaysia to Washington, stopping along the way in Guam.

President Donald Trump again stepped up the rhetoric against North Korea on Thursday, saying an earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack was not tough enough.

Pentagon chief James Mattis on Wednesday warned North Korea to stop pursuing nuclear weapons and stop considering actions that would lead to the "destruction of its people".

Jonathan Pollack, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution specializing in Asia-Pacific security issues, says the US day-to-day military capabilities in the western Pacific are "very imposing, very impressive".

Trump has criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation while Tillerson and others reaffirmed USA support for the alliance.

Trump Calls Guam Amid North Korea Tensions, Says: 'You Are Safe'
Navy aircraft carriers off the coast of Korea right now, nor thousands of Marines aboard ships offshore. U.S. officials tell FOX there are no U.S.

While Tillerson has tried evenhandedly to broker talks between Gulf nations, Trump has taken sides, sending out a tweet criticizing Qatar and putting him in league with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other nations.

Mr Gorka, a security and counter- terrorism specialist little known in that field before his White House role, told media no one should listen to Mr Tillerson on military matters related to North Korea. That's where we've been, that's where we are right now and that's where we hope to remain. "We have now garnered widespread global support", Tillerson said, pointing to the August 5 Security Council resolution that targets North Korea's primary exports, including coal, iron, lead, and seafood, along with other revenue streams, such as banks and joint ventures with foreign companies.

He says "the pressure is starting to show".

English says all countries want to avoid military confrontation and the way for that to happen is for North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions and for global pressure to push the nation in that direction.

Ray says that for Mogherini, "that excludes military action". I think it's a very good - it's a very legitimate question.

North Korea, pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, accuses Washington of devising a "preventive war" and has said any plans to execute this would be met with an "all-out war, wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the USA mainland".

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