McCain Asks Trump To Tone Down Rhetoric On North Korea

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State Department spokesman Heather Nauert on Wednesday scolded reporters for "obsessing" over Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Whether it's the White House, the State Department, the Department of Defence, we are speaking with one voice.

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"North Korea poses a serious threat to the US and all options should be on the table to protect the American people", Nelson said in a statement.

After being asked about Trump's threatening statement, Nauert remarked during a press briefing that the president had "used the language that Kim Jong-un will understand" and that this week had been "a good week for diplomacy".

She also said the U.S. doesn't have a problem with the North Korean people, "it is the regime itself".

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Trump, however, appeared to ramp up his rhetoric against the country earlier Tuesday, issuing a stern warning after reports said Pyongyang has expanded its nuclear capabilities to include a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit onto a missile. North Korea's state run news agency said that nation's government is "seriously reviewing" a plan to strike Guam, a U.S. Pacific territory.

Experts and lawmakers, including Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. and Sen. "Defusing the North Korea threat will take smart, steady leadership and stronger diplomatic ties with our key allies".

"It is a big deal what is going on", she added.

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"The DPRK regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates".