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Tillerson Urges Calm After Trump’s Fiery North Korea Threat

The morning after President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un traded threats of violence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned against fear and assured Americans to have “no concerns.” The president on Tuesday warned that any additional threats made by the isolated nation would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” According to Tillerson, that was simply a way of communicating directly with Kim: “What the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un can understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” the secretary said. “I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime on the U.S. unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies.” Tillerson added: “Americans should sleep well at night.”