tv Secretary Tillerson Says No Imminent Threat From North Korea CSPAN August 9, 2017 10:02am-10:12am EDT
in lawn -- in guam. , i want to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality. i will be convening a unified coordination group which includes myself, and the rear admiral to discuss the state of our military and our local first responders are at my office will whatnue to serve 5 -- information we are given we will pass on to you. may god bless the people of glom hand may god bless america. secretary of state tillerson is wrapping up a southeast asia trip urge calm and americans should have no concerns after north korea and president trump traded fiery threats, insisting that he doesn't believe there is any "imminent threat. ."
the president is sending a strong message to north korea in lessons that kym johnson will understand. he wanted to be clear that we will defend itself and its allies, and i think it's important
that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part. >>[inaudible] the north korean missile capability is pointed in many directions. glom is not the glom is not the only place that is being threatened. i do not believe there is an and threat. -- an eminent threat.
secretary tillerson: this pressure campaign that the world has joined us in with the engagement of china and russia, they can begin to persuade their regime that they need to reconsider the current path they are on. have china and russia been helpful at all? secretary tillerson: i haven't spoken since we left manila, but we had great discussions about this situation. i know they were having problems as well with a representative from north korea. it is evident that they have open channels of communication, and we hope that they will be
encouraging them to please stand on their program. i am hopeful that they can use their influence, i believe they do have influence with the regime, to bring them to a point of dialogue with the right expectation of what the dialogue will entail. [inaudible] secretary tillerson: nothing that i have seen would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last three or four hours. [in audible] secretary tillerson: we have an active ongoing diplomatic effort
, behind the scenes. conversationspen and our telephone lines remain open to china and russia as well as allies. publicly we are clear on our statements. as to what we would like to see --pen and make clear to them we have to respond to a serious threat. o audible] we have we are on -- garnered widespread , globally,al support countries are speaking out as to what north korea should do to
keep stability in the region. i think the pressure is starting to show, that's why the rhetoric is more louder and more pressing. whether we have them backed into a corner or not it is difficult to say. secretary tillerson: false with the right act's back tatian's -- expectations. americans should sleep well at night and have no concerns about any rhetoric of the last few days. again, he felt it necessary to issue a very strong statement. just reaffirming is the u.s. has the capability to fully defend itself from any attack or our allies and we will
do so. the american people should sleep well at night. hanky. -- thank you. tillersonry of state and winging his way back to washington. the state department is holding a briefing at 2 p.m. eastern. aboutill likely be asked the north korea situation and we will have live coverage of two. live:15 p.m. we will be with a discussion of terrorism. you can watch the american foreign-policy event online at c-span.org or listen on the free c-span radio app. a panel of judges, law clerks will review this past supreme court term looking at the effect of justice gorsuch. we will show tonight at 8:00. >> every week in the clinton
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