NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.
Corker was in Nashville on Tuesday speaking to the Economic Club of Nashville after returning on Saturday from a trip to Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul. He said leaders in those countries were concerned about the effect of automatic budget cuts on U.S military and foreign policy positions.
He said the string of threats from North Korea was rhetoric designed to attract attention. But he said the fear in South Korea is that North Korean troops will start a provocation on the border that will get out of control.
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