Tillerson softens Trump’s N. Korea comments: “Americans should sleep well at night.”


While the world appears to be on edge over North Korea’s ability to launch a nuclear missile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said he doesn’t think there is “any imminent threat” from North Korea. (See video below.)

“Nothing that I have seen and nothing that I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours,” Tillerson said.

According to The Associated Press, Tillerson’s comments about North Korea were made to reporters as they traveled with him from Malaysia to Washington, D.C., with a stop along the way in Guam.

Hours prior to Tillerson making his comments, North Korea’s army had said in a statement it was exploring plans for attacking Guam, which houses U.S. military bases and is a common refueling stop for U.S. government aircraft.

On Tuesday, U.S. intelligence officials determined that North Korea has, indeed, successfully created a nuclear warhead and has “crossed a key threshold” to becoming a fully-fledged nuclear power. Tillerson’s comments are, no doubt, an effort to calm the fears of Americans who believe World War III is about to start.

Multiple reports, referencing a U.S. military analysis completed in June by the Defense Intelligence Agency, are noting that U.S. officials estimate North Korea to possess up to 60 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. Kim Jong Un’s military capabilities are advancing far more rapidly than experts had predicted.

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