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In an interview with Jake Tapper, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will pursue diplomacy in North Korea until the “first bomb drops”. MORE
“They” is North Korean officials. And “he” is Donald Trump. Four times over the past year, in Geneva, Pyongyang, Oslo and Moscow, DiMaggio has secretly met with North Koreans to talk about the country’s nuclear program. But what they really want to talk about, DiMaggio said in an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, is America’s volatile president.” MORE
“In a speech to the South Korean National Assembly, Trump mixed stark, harshly worded threats — “do not try us,” the president said at one point — with guarded entreaties as he presented an alternative to a nuclear-armed North Korea: “The nuclear nightmare replaced with the beautiful promise of peace.” MORE
“WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.
“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump said in a tweet. .”..Hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” MORE
“New York (CNN)President Donald Trump announced an expansion of sanctions on North Korea Thursday and praised China for taking action to limit financial transactions with the isolated communist nation.
The effort to project forward momentum in his bid to isolate Pyongyang came at the end of Trump’s four-day visit to the United Nations General Assembly, where the crisis has taken prominence in rapid-pace meetings with more than a dozen world leaders.” MORE