Tillerson who in a bid to douse tension arising from President Trump's threat which said North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States had earlier on Wednesday en route to Guam, the US territory in the Pacific that North Korea threatened this week to destroy with an "enveloping fire", assured Americans to sleep with all eyes closed as there is no danger of imminent attack.
Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan.
"China can bring North Korea to its knees".
The White House said in a statement that Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior".
"The day North Korea decides to attack the United States or any neighbor would be the last day of the North Korean regime and the last day of Kim Jong Un's life", he said. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea.
After Trump tweeted that "Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower", Sean Spicer, who was White House press secretary, famously explained that "the president used the word "wiretaps" in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities".
The U.S. military is rounding up immigrants? "We never do. I don't talk about it", Trump told reporters when asked about a preemptive strike.
Asked again if Tillerson should be listened to, Nauert said, "I think that everyone has clearly heard what Secretary Tillerson's forceful comments have been and have continued to be on DPRK".
North Korea has said it may attack Guam, a major military hub and home to USA bombers, in retaliation - a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date.
Also on Thursday afternoon, Trump answered reporters' questions at his New Jersey golf resort, where he is spending a 17-day "working vacation". "Sooner or later someone should take them seriously", Gorka said, according to a part of the interview reported by Buzzfeed.
Trump presented the threats of war, which have included a nuclear component, as "sticking up for the people of this country", and insisted North Korea should be "very nervous" and needs to "get their act together" if they want to avoid America's wrath. Cohn explained that Trump's "dad is from Germany".
"Hopefully it'll all work out", Trump said.