U.S. Threaten Military Action in Dealing with North Korea - Diplomacy Ended
- Published on Mar 17, 2017
- U.S. Threaten Military Action in Dealing with North Korea - Diplomacy Ended
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Friday that military action against North Korea was "on the table" if the country continued to develop its weapons program.
He said that certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict, but obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces then that would be met with an appropriate response."
Mr. Tillerson’s comments in Seoul, a day before he travels to Beijing to meet Chinese leaders, explicitly rejected any return to the bargaining table in an effort to buy time by halting North Korea’s accelerating testing program, which the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on New Year’s Day was in the “final stages” of preparation for the first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.