Tillerson on North Korea: Diplomacy will continue 'until the first bomb drops'

Corker, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has defended Tillerson from criticism by Trump, and said president's words were damaging attempts by the U.S's top diplomat to find a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.

Tillerson's comments on Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the United States and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a war of words between the two countries' leaders.

The secretary of state accused CNN moderator Jake Tapper of trying "make a game" out of pressing him on the "moron" comment.

The choice he was referring to, according to The Post, was deciding between conflict with North Korea or allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons by pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific.

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"I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos", Corker told reporters at the time when asked about allegations of bad blood between Trump and Tillerson.

"I checked. I'm fully intact", Tillerson said when asked about Corker's comments on CNN. Although the president's tweets "raise tension in the region" and are "irresponsible", Corker is most concerned about what he characterized as the "castration" of Tillerson. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who has recently become a vocal critic of the president, last week suggested that Tillerson had been "castrated" by the president.

"I know the appearance of it certainly looks like there's sometimes disunity", Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation". "He used unconventional techniques to motivate change", Tillerson said. "I'm just not going to be part of this effort to divide this administration". Trump said on Twitter.

Tillerson has been painted by some "America First" forces as a publicity-shy, slow-moving "globalist" who did not grasp the nationalist platform of Trump's campaign.

"The president speaks for himself", Tillerson said at the time.


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