US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says


(Worthy News) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program.

Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was "not realistic to say we're only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your program. They've too much invested in it. The president is very realistic about that as well."

Tillerson's remarks at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington came two weeks after North Korea conducted a test with a missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard -- a milestone in its decades-long drive to pose an atomic threat to its American adversary that Trump has vowed to prevent, using military force if necessary. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says”

  1. China has always used N. Korea as a buffer and a proxy against the U.S. And it always will. The past efforts of U.S. Presidents, Government and it's support of a One World Government have not given China much reason to trust the U.S. And if one looks honestly at the U.S. relationship with China as being generally adversarial, one would not be surprised at why China does not come down heavily on N. Korea.

    Perhaps if the U.S. took the first step of ceasing to hold annual Naval exercises off the N. Korean shores, that might a good first step ....... rather than doubling down and holding the biggest exercise ever.

  2. What would Churchill have done?

    What would Roosevelt have done?

    Both learned (to their later shame) what the cost of delaying invading Germany meant for POW's and Concentration Camp victims would mean.

    The UN now declares (quit rightly) that North Korean prisoners experience worse then Jews did during WWII.

    What is it we are waiting for? China? If China were going to make any progress with NK it would be made by now. Is there any hope of the NK people recovering from the Kims? In their lifetime? What about the lifetimes of the children now living there? Do they not warrant our attempts to save them (and just as importantly, our own children here in the USA now being realistically threatened too).

    What kind of nation does not protect it's own, those within it's borders? It's citizens, it's legal residents?

    Shut Kim Jong-un, and his military, down.

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