Tillerson’s comments Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang.
Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during an October 5 photo opportunity before having dinner with US military leaders and their wives.
It is more important than ever to be well-informed about North Korea, and move beyond the common caricatures of the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un.
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in New York yesterday, accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country.
US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire,” Kim said in the statement carried by the KCNA state news agency.
While Trump on Tuesday called a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran an “embarrassment” and the “worst ever”, Macron staunchly defended it as “good” and labelled its opponents as “irresponsible.”
Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council.
The North’s foreign ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its state”.
Major US allies in Asia welcomed the decision to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned.
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The US-drafted resolution appears to have been weakened in a bid to appease North Korea’s ally China and Russia following negotiations during the past few days.
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Mexico on Thursday said it had given the ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil, 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its “absolute rejection” of North Korea’s recent nuclear activity.
The US wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea and ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers abroad.
Sanctions have done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with US President Donald Trump who has vowed to stop Pyongyang.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” and urged the 15-member UN Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” sanctions to deter him.
Using her trademark bombastic delivery, Ri announced on state television on Sunday the hydrogen bomb test was “a perfect success!” and a key step in “completing the state nuclear force.
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Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after North Korea threatened to fire four missiles near the US territory’s shores.