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Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

 

January 17, 2018

Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, left, listen as Secretary of State for the United States Rex Tillerson speaks Tuesday during a meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, about North Korea. Tillerson said that if North Korea won't negotiate on stopping its work to build a nuclear missile arsenal, it could lead to U.S. military action.

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON

Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response.

After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up the sanctions pressure, Tillerson stressed that the Trump administration seeks a diplomatic resolution in the nuclear standoff, but he said the North has yet to show itself to be a "credible negotiating partner." He said U.S.-North Korea talks would require a "su...



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