Tillerson Says No Negotiations With North Korea on Nuclear Program
Original story at nytimes.com• 14 mentions • 6 months ago
nytimes.com 6 months ago
SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mr. Tillerson’s comments in Seoul, a day before he travels to Beijing to meet Chinese leaders, explicitly rejected any return to the bargaining table in an effort to buy time by halting North Korea’s accelerating testing program, which the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on New Year’s Day was in the “final stages” of preparation for the first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States. The secretary of state’s comments were the Trump administration’s first public hint at the options being considered, and made clear that none involved ...