US Is Seeking Dialogue With North Korea: "We Do Talk to Them"

Marsha Scott
October 3, 2017

A few hours earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that America and North Korea have "direct communication" about the matter.

United States' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the USA was directly communicating with North Korea, although, he said, Pyongyang did not seem like it was interested in dialogue. But trying to tamp down expectations, the U.S. State Department later released a statement that Pyongyang hasn't shown any interest in dialogue with Washington.

In a separate meeting, Wang told Tillerson: "At present, China-US relations overall have a positive momentum and have arrived at an important opportunity to progress further". "We have lines of communication to Pyongyang", he said. "We're not in a dark situation", he added.

The war of words has escalated between Kim and Trump in recent weeks, with Trump labeling Kim "Rocket Man", and saying in his first speech to the United Nations that the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacks.

On Thursday, China said it was ordering North Korean firms on its territory to close by January.

The U.S. top diplomat was in Beijing for a visit to prepare for U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit to China later this year. The representative of Korea also denounced the American leader that he has signed the decree about introduction of sanctions against North Korea.

US Is Seeking Dialogue With North Korea:

North Korea has as of late, tested long-range missiles that possibly could hit the USA, and on September 3 led its biggest nuclear test to date.

Trump has criticized the Chinese government in recent months for not doing enough to pressure Pyongyang into suspending its nuclear and missile programmes.

"We have recently seen Chinese authorities take additional actions", she said, referring to new controls on the cross-border trade and finance that is North Korea's economic lifeline.

South Korean officials have voiced concerns that North Korea could conduct more provocative acts near the anniversary of the founding of its communist party on October 10, or possibly when China holds its Communist Party Congress on October 18.

The Chinese president added that China attaches great importance to Trump's visit, and that the teams on both sides should work closely to make the visit "successful and special".

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