Tillerson Says Not to Worry, Pacific Air Forces Ready to 'Fight Tonight'

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 09, 2017 9:30 AM
Tillerson Says Not to Worry, Pacific Air Forces Ready to 'Fight Tonight'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed reporters on his flight to Guam Wednesday, telling them not to worry about Kim Jong Un's latest threat.

Soon after the United Nations issued new sanctions as punishment for North Korea's newest ballistic missile test, a Washington Post report surfaced revealing that the regime now has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons to fit on to ICBMs. President Trump issued a warning to North Korea, telling the nation they would face "fire and fury" should they continue to threaten the U.S. Just a few hours after those remarks, North Korea reportedly issued a threat against Guam.

It is all plenty to concern Americans. Yet, Tillerson said North Korea is only making a knee jerk reaction to the new sanctions and suggested Kim Jong Un is all bark, no bite.

"I think Americans should sleep well at night, have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days," he said.

In fact, Tillerson concluded the president used the exact right tone in his message for North Korea and succeeded in getting his message across.

"In response to that, North Korea's rhetoric is just ratcheted up, louder and louder and more threatening," Tillerson noted. "So I think the president, what the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language."

However, should North Korea's threats be more than rhetoric, the Pacific Air Forces said they are "ready to fight tonight."

The secretary of state said he has no plans to take Guam off of his schedule.