If North Korea uses H-bomb, ‘ultimately’ Trump’s decision on any military action: Tillerson
ABC News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
Posted on 9/22/2017, 10:12:32 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
If North Korea follows through on its latest threat of setting off a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean, it will ultimately be up to President Trump whether the United States will respond with military action, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News today.
ABC News Anchor David Muir asked Tillerson in an interview on “Good Morning America” about North Korea’s warning that it could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week.
“If we see this detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific, what will the U.S. do?” Muir asked. “Will there be military action?”
“That will be the president’s decision,” Tillerson said. “There is assembled on a standing basis a National Security Council that meets on each of these issues to advise the president. Ultimately it will be his decision.”
The secretary of state defended Trump’s blunt rhetoric in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, in which the president threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the United States is “forced to defend itself or its allies,” prompting astonished gasps from some in the audience…..
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