Tillerson Confronts North Korean Diplomat at UN
Albanian Daily News
Published December 16, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slammed North Korea's representative to the UN on Friday, directly rebutting his claim that the US is to blame for tensions on the Korean peninsula and declaring that he and the White House are in lockstep on policy.

He stated that there is "no daylight between the President's policy and the pursuit of that policy" on North Korea, addressing questions about a possible rift between the White House and State Department on starting talks with Pyongyang.


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Tillerson confronts North Korean diplomat at UN
By Nicole Gaouette and Zachary Cohen, CNN
Updated 1827 GMT (0227 HKT) December 15, 2017
Tillerson: We do not accept N. Korea's path
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
North Korea's ambassador described his country's nuclear program as an "inevitable self-defense measure"
Tillerson said there's no 'daylight between the President's policy and the pursuit of that policy' on North Korea
Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slammed North Korea's representative to the UN on Friday, directly rebutting his claim that the US is to blame for tensions on the Korean peninsula and declaring that he and the White House are in lockstep on policy.

He stated that there is "no daylight between the President's policy and the pursuit of that policy" on North Korea, addressing questions about a possible rift between the White House and State Department on starting talks with Pyongyang.

Tuesday, Tillerson had said he was willing to start talks with North Korea without preconditions. The comment during a Q&A took White House staffers off-guard, they said.
During Friday's specially convened UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, Tillerson clarified that "a sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior must occur before talks can begin. North Korea must earn its way back to the table."

(Source:CNN)




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