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'Extremely Important' to Establish Working US-Russia Relationship - Tillerson

Russia sends military delegation to North Korea US policy on North Korea hasn't changed, campaign will continue 'till first bomb drops', says Rex Tillerson
Sammy Stanley | 13 December, 2017, 06:21

"We're ready to have the first meeting without preconditions", Tillerson told a meeting on the crisis at the Atlantic Council policy forum in Washington.

"We can talk about whether it's going to be a square table if that's what you are excited about", Tillerson said. "But can we at least sit down and see each other face to face and then we can begin to lay out a map, a roadmap of what we might be willing to work toward?"

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the State Department doesn't have any "wins to put on the board" after the first year of the Trump administration. Pressed on what those conditions might be, Ja said "the conditions North Korea requires".

"It's not realistic to say we're only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your program", he said.

"By and large, at the Security Council, again, they've [Russia] been very supportive of the sanctions", Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Mr Tillerson said when he started as America's top diplomat, he did not know anyone at the State Department or how it gets its work done.

"It will probably be many years before we can declare final victory", Tillerson said, offering a more nuanced view than Trump offered at the White House on Tuesday, during the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, when he said that, "we've had more success with ISIS in the last eight months than the entire previous administration has had during its entire term".

Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77
North Korea has acknowledged the abductions and allowed Soga and four others to visit Japan in 2002, where they stayed. He said he had planned to go to Russian Federation and turn himself in, and had not expected North Korea to keep him.

The Chinese are also working on their own contingency plans to deal with a massive flow of North Korean refugees into China if the regime fell apart, Tillerson said.

In a rare admission of discussion of a highly sensitive topic, Tillerson said Washington has discussed with Beijing how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability there. Tillerson called on North Korea to show restraint "It's going to be tough to talk if in the middle of our talks you made a decision to test another device", he said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called the new missile "the most powerful ICBM" and has vowed to strengthen the nation as a nuclear power.

It was not immediately clear whether Tillerson, whose influence has appeared to wane within the administration, had Trump's full support to seek such a diplomatic opening.

In public, Trump has been less sanguine about the possibilities of diplomacy with Kim Jong Un's authoritarian government, which faces growing worldwide isolation and sanctions as it pursues nuclear weapons in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. "So we continue to indicate to them that we need a period of quiet".

This shift - removing the commitment to denuclearize as a precondition to talking - was also a practical idea, according to Tillerson. North Korea's exports and its ability to access oil have been affected, Tillerson said, denying it significant revenue streams.

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