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State responds to Gorka, says Tillerson carries a 'big stick'

State responds to Gorka, says Tillerson carries a 'big stick'

Despite the bombastic rhetoric exchanged between North Korean and American leaders this week, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. "We should also make clear that, if the USA and South Korea carry out military attacks to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political landscape on the Korean Peninsula, China will be determined to take actions to prevent them from doing so".

The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

Turnbull added: "If North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously awful consequences will follow".

"It's a good sign" that communication still takes place, he said.

GORKA: Absolutely, absolutely. No, I never said that, I said for reporters to force our chief diplomat, the fantastic Rex Tillerson to give details of military options is nonsensical.

"That would be the clearest indication that we were headed toward war", Pollack says.

"The best way to show how (the threat) is widely gauged, is to look at last weekend when the UN Security Council voted unanimously to characterize this as a North Korean threat to the world's community", he said.

"How often do you see France, China, Russia, the United States voting unanimously on any issue?" During brief remarks to reporters on Tuesday, the president threatened nuclear strikes against the regime of Kim Jong-un if it issues threats against the United States, saying the military will retaliate with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

CLAMAN: It's now big enough that Heather Nauert, the spokesperson for Rex Tillerson was asked about it, she even said as she was walking to the press event there that she was told about it.

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

North Korea on Thursday announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers.

There are about 29,000 American troops permanently stationed in South Korea.

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