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Despite Tillerson overture, US says not right time for N Korea talks

Tillerson said on Tuesday the United States was ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk

Reuters 

No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behaviour, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions. “Given North Korea’s most recent missile test, clearly right now is not the time,” a White House official told Reuters. Tillerson said on Tuesday the United States was “ready to talk any time North Korea would like to talk,” appearing to back away from a key US demand that Pyongyang must first ...

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First Published: Thu, December 14 2017. 09:10 IST
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