Trump touts USA nuclear arsenal amid standoff with North Korea

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Trump's morning statement came amid bipartisan concern over Trump's scaled-up rhetoric about North Korea, which came to a head Tuesday afternoon.

The State Department spokeswoman said she wouldn't comment directly on Gorka's remarks, but noted that Tillerson and Mattis have a close working relationship.

The Minister for Justice has hit out at the language used by the leaders of North Korea and the United States as tensions continue to rise.

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Trump tweeted Wednesday: "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".

Mattis warned that any action by North Korea would be grossly overmatched by the U.S. and that while the USA is pursuing diplomatic solutions, the combined military power of America and its allies is the most robust on Earth.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday that Trump was aiming to use language that Kim Jong Un would understand. This morning, following yesterday's criticism of his "fire and fury" comments, President Trump continued his risky rhetoric towards North Korea. "It's just not possible", he said. "I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the USA has unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part". Three U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the United States had not moved additional assets into the region after North Korea's threats against Guam.

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A senior administration official who deals with the Korea issue said the "fire and fury" comment, which was Trump's strongest warning yet for North Korea and which he delivered to reporters in New Jersey, was "unplanned and spontaneous". "You've got to be sure you can do what you say you're going to do", McCain said in a radio interview.

"What they've been doing and what they've been getting away with is a tragedy and it can't be allowed", Trump said.

Gorka said that Tillerson had "done an fantastic job" to help guide new sanctions against North Korea through the United Nations Security Council, but "when reporters try to force him to make statements regarding military options, they have no idea what they're talking about, and if they think that's a story, they're not journalists".

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The South Korean capital, Seoul, is within range of massed North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first US strike.

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