Tillerson Urges Calm as Trump Trades Escalating Threats With North Korea

The President vowed "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if North Korea continued to make threats against the United States.

  • Published 9 August 2017
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged calm and said Americans should have “no concerns” after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded fiery threats, insisting Wednesday he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat.” “Americans should sleep well at night,” Tillerson said. In more tranquil terms, Tillerson sought to explain the thinking behind Trump’s warning to Pyongyang that it would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it made…

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