Nikki Haley Has Become the Face of US Diplomacy Under Trump

Pauline Gross
September 26, 2017

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 on Friday.

Asked by ABC News' David Muir whether rumors that he was planning on exiting the Trump administration were true, Tillerson replied that "we have a secretary of state now, and I think he's planning to hang around". "We have put in place the strongest economic sanctions ever to have been assembled against (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un".

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously imposed a set of sanctions against North Korea on September 11 over the country's hydrogen bomb test which was conducted on September 3.

He also said that he's been in contact with both Russian Federation and China on the issue of North Korea.

"Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind", Trump said. I think it showed the strength of the United States, but it also asked the world to come together and it asked all the countries to come together as we fight these rogue regimes, mainly North Korea and Iran.

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"You saw the president's address to the General Assembly".

It's not that Tillerson was missing in action here; he also accompanied Trump to numerous events and held meetings with foreign delegations, including blunt discussions with the Iranians over Trump's sharp criticism of the United Nations -backed nuclear deal.

"I've said to Vladimir Putin I'm still the same man". And I'm trying to make sure that I inform the American people everything that I know, ' she continued.

Hours later, Kim branded Trump as "deranged". "But they also have responsibilities".

Tillerson on Nikki Haley rumors: "I think we have a secretary of state now and I think he's planning to hang around". "I think that's been the overall theme from the global community this week is how straightforward he was and how refreshing it was as they heard him speak", Haley said.

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