Mattis: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert

"The president is sending a strong message to North Korea in the kind of language that North Korea understands", she said.

Only the secretary of defense, Gorka says, has the authority to speak about American decisions to use force.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", he said to reporters.

Mr Trump also referenced his recent "fire and fury" warning to Kim Jong Un's regime. The Kim regime figures out what America is saying through United States public statements, making consistency in that messaging all the more important.

Pyongyang's KCNA state news agency reported Wednesday that plans were being drawn up for missile strikes against Guam that could be put into action at "any moment" after Kim gave the order.

The statement said the army would complete by mid-August a plan for the Guam attack, which would involve four rockets flying over Japan, and submit it to Kim Jong-Un for consideration as a "crucial warning to the U.S.".

"This is a coercive threat to halt B-1 (Lancer bomber) flights", Adam Mount, senior fellow of the Centre for American Progress said on Twitter.

Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov upsets Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal demolished one of the biggest talents of this sports Borna Coric. Forget all the talk about Denis Shapovalov being the future of Canadian tennis.

Trump in his new remarks Thursday also warned North Korea it should be "very, very nervous" of the consequences if it even thinks of attacking USA soil, after nuclear-armed Pyongyang said it was readying missile launch plans on the Pacific territory of Guam.

China, one of few countries friendly to North Korea, voted in favour of the new trade restrictions. He said Pyongyang's rhetoric had ratcheted up in the face of global opposition to its nuclear program.

"I think that everyone has clearly heard what Tillerson's forceful comments have been and continue to be on the issue of DPRK and on other countries as well", Nauert said in a press briefing Thursday.

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".

A spokesperson for the State Department, Heather Nauert, on Thursday pushed back on Gorka's comments saying that Tillerson should be paid attention.

His comments were his first since North Korea reacted to his "fire and fury" threat by announcing plans to launch ballistic missiles toward the American territory of Guam in the Pacific - home to U.S. bombers.

It is unclear whether - or exactly why - North Korea would risk firing missiles so close to USA territory.

Predict how the 2017/18 Premier League table will end up
The Premier League legend said on BBC Sport: " Chelsea I do sense, there is something brewing there, which isn't nice". Big money signing Alvaro Morata looks like he'll need a bit more time to settle into his new side.

It's the latest warning since he said earlier this week that North Korea faces "retaliation with fire and fury unlike any the world has seen before". He accused his predecessors of failing to effectively address the North Korea problem.

The UN Security Council last week approved severe economic sanctions against North Korea for firing two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. Four of the five biggest U.S.

The worldwide reaction to the latest fiery exchange of statements between Pyongyang and Washington has been mixed.

On May 14 this year, North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12, the reclusive country's new surface-to-surface liquid-fuel IRBM with a range of 5,000 kilometers.

Professor Yang Moo-Jin of Seoul's University of North Korean Studies said, "The North appears to be saying what it is going to do is within global laws. The Japanese government supports this attitude".

Trump's comments, made from his golf club retreat in New Jersey, came after the North announced a detailed plan to send four missiles over Japan and towards Guam, where some 6,000 USA soldiers are based. This simply can not continue if Trump is to stay in the White House, and more and more Republicans are uncomfortable with the president's haphazard, self-centered approach to policy.

New York Times issues epic climate change "scoop" correction
If that happens, she said, "the author team will then have to decide whether they can make [those changes] or not". Sea surface temperatures were also the highest on record and have increased by 1.62 degrees between 2000 and 2016.

Recommended News

  • Raises Stake in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)

    Pacific Crest downgraded the stock to "Sector Weight" rating in Tuesday, May 17 report. 317 are owned by Bartlett And Ltd Company. F5 Networks Inc now has $7.51B valuation. (SWK) traded down 1.38% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $138.41.
    North Korea crisis puts cozy relationship in spotlight — Fox & Friends & Trump

    North Korea crisis puts cozy relationship in spotlight — Fox & Friends & Trump

    Over the last few days, the longstanding war of words between the United States and North Korea between the new flashpoint. The Trump White House levied a new round of sanctions against Iran (along with North Korea and Russia) earlier in August.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' (NASDAQ:NCLH) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at UBS AG

    The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited stated it has 56,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 150,972 were reported by Blackrock.
  • Nike, Inc. (NKE) Position Held by Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC

    Nike, Inc. (NKE) Position Held by Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC

    SRS Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Nike during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Eleven analysts have provided estimates for Nike's earnings, with estimates ranging from $9.02 billion to $9.16 billion.
    Sen. Ron Johnson: My comments on John McCain's brain tumor were 'misconstrued'

    Sen. Ron Johnson: My comments on John McCain's brain tumor were 'misconstrued'

    The senators wanted House leaders to commit to conference negotiations with the Senate on a broader bill repealing Obamacare. McCain, R-Ariz., announced last month that he's undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
    Glencore secures leases for $7 billion Wandoan coal project

    Glencore secures leases for $7 billion Wandoan coal project

    The open cut mine is proposed to operate for 35 years in the Surat Basin, and will require a railway to the Gladstone Port. According to the company, the site is expected to produce up to 22 million tonnes of thermal coal a year once operational.
  • Safety Regulators Issue Safety Alert For Still-Popular Fidget Spinners

    Safety Regulators Issue Safety Alert For Still-Popular Fidget Spinners

    These batteries, like those used in hoverboards , can be charged - although it's unclear if the batteries are lithium-ion. If the fidget spinner did not come with a cable, make sure to use one with the correct connections for charging.
    Cincinnati Bengals Turned Down A Second Round Pick For AJ McCarron

    Cincinnati Bengals Turned Down A Second Round Pick For AJ McCarron

    The Bengals aren't interested in trading away backup quarterback AJ McCarron for anything less than a massive price tag. If the Bengals let McCarron leave in free agency in 2018, they will get a compensation pick back for him.
    Disney Reports Lower Income, Change in Streaming Philosophy

    Disney Reports Lower Income, Change in Streaming Philosophy

    If Disney's direct-to-consumer platforms are successful, Greenfield anticipates that will accelerate ESPN's demise. Consequently, Disney will discontinue distribution of Disney titles through Netflix , beginning in 2019 .
  • Keenum leads Vikings to 17-10 preseason win over Bills

    Keenum leads Vikings to 17-10 preseason win over Bills

    Bills receiver Anquan Boldin did not play after participating in just one practice after signing a one-year contract on Monday. Taylor came up gimpy and received attention from the medical staff on the sideline before returning on the next possession.

    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE:GDDY) Issues Earnings Results

    The P/E ratio is 325.12 and market capitalization is 4.20B. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. Zacks Investment Research's sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover GoDaddy .
    Better than expected Q2 trade prompts 5-6% growth projection for 2017

    Better than expected Q2 trade prompts 5-6% growth projection for 2017

    The finance & insurance sector expanded by 3.8 per cent yoy, accelerating from the 0.7 per cent growth in the previous quarter. The growth in information and communications sector eased to 1.8%, whilst accommodation and food services dropped 2.2%.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.