Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip to Deal With North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cutting short his trip to Africa by about a day to deal with pressing matters including North Korea.

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May 18

South Korea’s President Heads to Washington to Salvage North’s Nuclear Deal


South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet next week (Tues. May 22) with U.S. President Donald Trump in preparation for the upcoming U.S. North Korea nuclear summit to be held in Singapore in June. VOA’s Brian Padden in Seoul reports…

Apr 19

South Korea Says North Not Imposing Conditions on Nuclear Talks

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea is not imposing conditions on upcoming summits with him and U.S. President Donald Trump over banning nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

Apr 18

Trump Says US-North Korea Having Direct High Level Talks


U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States has begun direct high level talks with North Korea. The statement comes weeks before a proposed summit between Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

Mar 7

North Korea Nuclear Talks – Approach With Caution, Analysts Say

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North Korea’s agreement to enter into talks with the United States could be a diplomatic breakthrough to reach a peaceful resolution to the nuclear crisis, or a ruse to weaken sanctions, or both.

Feb 12

Tillerson: Up to North Korea to Engage in Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday any possible negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs can only happen if North Korea shows it is ready to engage in meaningful talks.

Dec 15

Tillerson, UN Security Council to Discuss North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will join members of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to discuss putting "maximum pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program just days after he appeared to extend an…

Dec 13

Tillerson Offers to Meet With North Korea Without Preconditions

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday offered to begin talks with North Korea without preconditions, while pointing to China to ramp up pressures against Pyongyang, including a complete oil embargo amid heightened tensions in…

Nov 9

Tillerson: ‘No Disagreement on North Korea’ Between Trump, Xi

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says “there is no disagreement on North Korea” between the United States and China following talks in Beijing between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Sep 29

Tillerson Heads to China Amid North Korea Nuclear Escalation

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks Thursday on his second trip to China, seeking Beijing's cooperation on a "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea's nuclear aggression amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Aug 22

Tillerson Optimistic on North Korea, But Pyongyang's Bluster Continues


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has welcomed North Korea's decision to reduce its belligerent rhetoric in response to new sanctions by the United Nations Security Council.

Aug 6

At ASEAN, Tillerson Presses Counterparts on North Korea


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met separately in Manila with the foreign ministers of Myanmar, Japan and South Korea as he begins his first official trip to Southeast Asia.

Aug 2

US Secretary of State to North Korea: 'We are Not Your Enemy'

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America's top envoy is sending a message to North Korea that "we are not your enemy," while the White House continues to assert that all options remain on the table to halt Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

May 10

South Korean President Moon Says Open to North Korea Visit

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Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he is willing to visit North Korea, and to negotiate with China and the United States over the controversial deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.

Apr 20

Tillerson Says Strategic Patience Has Failed With Iran, North Korea

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U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the National Security Council to review the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program and evaluate whether suspending sanctions "is vital to the national security interests of the United…

Apr 4

Tillerson to Chair UN Meeting on North Korea Nuclear Tests

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the North Korea nuclear issue later this month.

Mar 19

N. Korea Concerns on Forefront on Secretary of State Tillerson's Visit to China

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. and China feel a sense of urgency about North Korea, which on Sunday tested a high-thrust rocket that it called the “new birth” of its rocket industry.

Mar 17

Tillerson: ‘Strategic Patience’ With North Korea is Over

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has again emphasized the need for a new approach to deal with the growing North Korean nuclear threat that would include more aggressive actions than those taken under former President Barack Obama’s…

Mar 16

Tillerson: Different Approach Required With Nuclear North Korea

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The top U.S. diplomat Friday visited the heavily armed Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, dividing North and South Korea.

Feb 1

Tillerson Confirmed as Trump's Secretary of State

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The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, oil executive Rex Tillerson, and advanced three other Cabinet picks Wednesday as Republicans overcame dogged and, at times, unprecedented delay tactics by…

Mar 31

Focus on North Korea, Islamic State at Obama Nuclear Summit

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U.S. President Barack Obama opened his fourth and final nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday, acknowledging that the world remains imperiled by North Korea's nuclear weapons development and the possibility that the Islamic…