North Korea's Kim 'acting very, very badly'

Andrew Cummings
March 20, 2017

"North Korea is behaving very badly", he wrote, Friday.

North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-Un, have used the U.S.as its rhetorical punching bag for quite some time, using American ties with South Korea and its military as justification for Pyongyang's continued hostile military stance and pursuit of a nuclear weapons program.

And it is believed by experts and government officials to be working to develop nuclear-warhead missiles that could reach the United States.


Tillerson told reporters in Seoul on March 17 that the US wasn't interested in conducting direct talks with North Korea to halt its weapons program, saying instead that tighter sanctions enforcement and the possibility of a military strike were being considered as part of a continuing policy review by the Trump administration.

Tillerson told South Korean officials Sunday that a new range of security and diplomatic measures are being explored, Express reports.

In his comments in Seoul, Tillerson laid out details of the USA approach, saying it would focus on getting China to better enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. China wants the USA and North Korea to negotiate directly; the US insists Kim Jong Un make a credible show he's willing to give up his nuclear program before talks can begin. He also said the threat posed by the regime was increasing. "We've committed ourselves to do everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out".


Kim Jong-un hailed the rocket launch as a revolutionary breakthrough of "historic significance" for the country's space program on Saturday.

Meanwhile, officials from the United States and China agreed to work together to push North Korea towards a different path. Tillerson said all options are on the table, including a military action against North Korea as the policy of strategic patience came to an end.

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