UN Security Council vote to impose sanctions on North Korea: Tillerson

Vastavam web: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that a UN Security Council vote to impose sanctions on North Korea showed that world powers were united behind a push for a denuclearized Korean peninsula.Speaking at a security forum in Manila, Washington’s top diplomat said Kim Jong-Un’s regime must halt ballistic missile tests if it wanted to talk to the United States about resolving the standoff.”It’s quite clear in terms of there being no daylight between the international community as to the expectation that North Korea will take steps to achieve all of my objectives, which is a denuclearized Korean peninsula,” he said.

“The best signal that North Korea could send that they’re prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches,” he said, holding out the prospect of US envoys sitting down with Pyongyang’s isolated regime.But he would not set a time frame on when this might be possible or how long North Korea might have to refrain from testing more long-rang missiles.”I’m not going to give someone a specific number of days or weeks. This is really about the spirit of these talks.”And they can demonstrate that they are ready to sit in the spirit of finding their way forward in these talks by no longer conducting these missile tests.”