White House aide describes Tillerson's statement on military matters as "nonsensical"

White House aide describes Tillerson's statement on military matters as

In an interview with BBC radio, Gorka called it "nonsensical" for Tillerson to discuss military action against North Korea, saying that it was the job of Secretary of Defense James Mattis to discuss military options.

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said Thursday that the US and South Korean militaries are prepared to "immediately and sternly punish" any kind of provocation by North Korea, but didn't elaborate on how the allies are preparing.

The last conflict between the USA and the DPRK, known in the U.S.as the "Korean War", resulted in massive infrastructure damage in North Korea, and the death of almost a third of their population. The escalation between the USA and North Korea has prompted the bookie to serve up a menu of North Korea specials for its punters.

In a lengthy exchange with reporters at his Bedminster golf resort, he said past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it was time a president "stuck up for the country".

Turnbull says: "The United States knows as we know and as Donald Trump reaffirmed. that America stands by its allies including Australia of course and we stand with the United States".

"Since the early 1990s we've used the NY channel as a way of communicating with Pyongyang because we don't have diplomatic relations with North Koreans", said Joel Wit, a former State Department employee and the founder of 38 North, a website for expert analysis on North Korea.

U.S. intelligence reports claiming that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear bomb to fit on top of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States have prompted Trump to threaten massive retaliation if Pyongyang attacks. "How often do you see France, China, Russia and the USA ... voting unanimously on any issue?"


Trump also says the nation's nuclear arsenal is in "in tip-top shape" and getting stronger.

North Korea Gen. Kim Rak Gyom said Trump is "extremely getting on the nerves" of his soldiers by making comments that showed his "senility" again.

The Kim Jong-Un regime has said it now has the capability of striking the USA mainland after two successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests last month.

The DPRK recently announced that it was making plans to launch a missile into waters miles from the USA occupied territory of Guam, which is where the U.S.'s B-1 bombers are stationed.

North Korea has unleashed personal attacks on past Washington and Seoul leaders.

But it also said that if the USA and South Korea took a first strike against North Korea, China should intervene.

Related Articles

  • Pentagon denies civilians killed in Afghanistan airstrike

    Pentagon denies civilians killed in Afghanistan airstrike

    They have been regularly targeting the militant Islamic State group fighters who control several districts in restive Nangarhar. The massacre of about 50 men, women and children this week took place in the Sayad district.
    Emma Coburn takes steeplechase gold in thrilling final

    Emma Coburn takes steeplechase gold in thrilling final

    Frerichs entered the world championships with a personal-best time of 9:19.09; she ran a blistering 9:03.77 Friday. Just her compatriots Celliphine Chespol and Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi were faster this year.
    Magic Isco Has Turned Real Madrid Career Around

    Magic Isco Has Turned Real Madrid Career Around

    I know where I am and what to do. "We've had a good pre-season and we are coming into the game in good condition", said Valverde. Zidane also warned the European champions against a Barcelona backlash at Camp Nou on Sunday.
  • Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital

    Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital

    Due to alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen in the hospital, as many as 63 lives have been lost so far. Ashutosh Tandon and Siddharth Nath Singh held meeting with BRD Medical College authorities in Gorakhpur .
    Donald Trump to order investigation into Chinese trade practices

    Donald Trump to order investigation into Chinese trade practices

    The process among other things include hearing and giving the Chinese an opportunity to present their point of view. He will also address a press conference.
    Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

    Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

    It added: "We will now be looking to the airport to keep this focus and ensure that current standards are maintained". After the UK's 30 busiest airports were reviewed, six were rated "very good", 20 were "good" and four were "poor".
  • Sports Chelsea Makes £25m Bid for Chamberlain

    Sports Chelsea Makes £25m Bid for Chamberlain

    Chelsea have launched a £25million swoop for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Today he is conscious of his qualities.
    Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race

    Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race

    American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, has accused the media of sensationalizing his rivalry with 8-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt . Maybe so, but when he asks the crowd where Bolt is, in between booing, they'll say 'he's behind you.' Two places behind you.
    Coutinho officially asks to leave Liverpool

    Coutinho officially asks to leave Liverpool

    Renowned journalist Guillem Balague reckons that Coutinho's transfer request has still not reached the Liverpool press office. Liverpool initially insisted that was not the case, but it is understood the player did send an email .
  • Fresh appeal for witnesses as London police seek jogger

    Fresh appeal for witnesses as London police seek jogger

    Footage shows the jogger return around 15 minutes later, but he does not stop or acknowledge the woman . A Met Police statement said: "Following enquiries, he has now been eliminated from the investigation".
    Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews

    Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews

    After sending Jordan Matthews to the Bills in a trade , the Eagles could take a committee approach at slot receiver in 2017. Mathews figures to start alongside Zay Jones in Buffalo as Sammy Watkins moves to the Los Angeles Rams in an earlier trade.
    Wayne Rooney revels in goal-scoring return to Everton blue

    Wayne Rooney revels in goal-scoring return to Everton blue

    In terms of the Premier League, our first aim must be to improve on last season, when we finished seventh in the final table. That gap of 4,869 days is the longest between goals for the same club in the Premier League.