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    Tillerson's 'Until The First Bomb Drops' Remark on DPRK Ignites Furor on Twitter

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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent comment on Donald Trump's hardline approach toward North Korea has lit social media on fire.

    The US will continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean crisis…"until the first bomb drops," Tillerson said in an interview with "State of the Union," igniting furor among social media users.

    Many people were shocked by his statement, fearing that it implied a possible escalation of the standoff between the United States and North Korea developing into a full-fledged nuclear conflict.

    Some even assumed that the US Secretary of State is incompetent…

    …or has "brain" issues.

    Tillerson's statement came after US President Donald Trump posted on Twitter that the US Secretary of State is "wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man."

    He also added that "we'll do what has to be done," prompting speculations of an upcoming military response to the North Korean issue.


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