WASHINGTON -- President Trump is suggesting tensions with North Korea could soon reach the boiling point…amid continued provocations from the rouge nation.
The development comes as Congress votes today on a temporary measure to keep the government open, a day ahead of the President's major milestone.
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters Thursday, President Trump warned tensions with North Korea could come to a head if the country continues to pursue nuclear missiles.
"There's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea."
Though the President says, diplomacy would be ideal.
The U.S. military has put on a show of force in the region in recent days. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has helped by pressuring the rogue nation.
"They informed the regime that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own."
The tough talk came as the House agreed to vote today on a bill to keep the federal government open for at least another week.
"Let me just say this; they are in a lose, lose, lose situation," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Democrats had threatened to oppose the spending bill, essentially shutting down the government, if Republicans moved forward on a revised plan to repeal and replacement Obamacare.
"The Democrats at the last minute have come in and thrown a lot of monkey wrenches into the ability for this to get done," said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
After failing to secure enough votes yesterday, House Republicans once again tabled the health care vote, denying President Trump a major legislative victory one day before his 100th day in office.
Today, President Trump will appear before the National Rifle Association, the first visit of its kind by a U-S President since 1983. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the United Nations to discuss applying sanctions against North Korea."
(Brook Silva-Braga for CBS News)
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