"I don't think it is responsible. but in this instance we probably all should take a deep breath and try to assume that he's just making a play for attention", Panetta, who also served as defense secretary, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday. Again, since all his other talking points on North Korea have been about how ready the U.S. is for war with them, it's a concerning direction he's pointing in.
Then, when asked what he meant by "storm", he ominously answered, "You'll find out". The President held his harsh stance against the likes of Iran, North Korea, and the Islamic State group.
Trump criticized NBC for its highly-questionable reporting in an tweet earlier in the day.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded on Friday to veiled criticisms of President Donald Trump from Tennessee Sen.
Questioned about his own sexually aggressive remarks about women in an "Access Hollywood" audio recording, which was leaked a year ago Saturday, Trump said, "That's locker room. that's locker room", before moving on to a question from another reporter. It took Trump almost two weeks to visit the island, and during his visit, he inspired an angry storm of tweets when he tossed paper towels at the Latinx people who'd just lost everything.
The move would not break the US's agreement with Iran, but it would start a 60-day clock for a congressional review period in which legislators could choose to re-impose sanctions, putting a spanner in US-Iran relations.
Vice President Mike Pence also refuted the story, which claimed that he had to intervene to calm Tillerson's fury.
His comments come after North Korea claimed the USA was the real threat to world peace in a United Nations session.