December 15, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is demanding North Korea give up its nuclear weapons and enter negotiations.
Ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting Friday, Tillerson said the rogue nation must stop all threatening behavior before talks with the U.S. can begin.
He also reiterated that all options remain on the table, and the president’s policy with North Korea remains clear and unchanged.
“But we do not seek nor do we want war with North Korea,” stated Tillerson. “The United States will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression, but our hope remains that diplomacy will produce a resolution.”
The secretery of state said North Korea must earn its way back to the table.
He said channels of communication remain open, but stressed the U.S. will not accept any pre-conditions for talks.