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US in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson - New York Times

BEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it was in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests, seeking a possible way forward beyond the escalating threats of a ...and more »

Trump signed presidential directive ordering actions to pressure North Korea - Washington Post

Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved actions across a broad spectrum of government agencies and led to the use of military cyber-capabilities, according to U ...and more »

North Korea and US 'in direct contact', says Tillerson - BBC News

The US is in "direct contact" with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Mr Tillerson said Washington was "probing" the possibility of talks with Pyongyang, "so stay tuned". "We have lines of communications to Pyongyang," he said ...and more »

North Korea: Rex Tillerson says US is 'probing' Pyongyang to see if it is interested in dialogue - ABC Online

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue, and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang. Key points: Mr Tillerson says the US has three ...and more »

In Tillerson's China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity - New York Times

BEIJING — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump's position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America's ...and more »

Did China just break its promise not to buy North Korean coal? - CNNMoney

China unexpectedly started buying coal from North Korea again last month, raising questions about its commitment to cracking down on trade with Kim Jong Un's regime. Beijing said in February that it would halt all coal shipments from North Korea ...and more »

Trump says North Korea talks are 'waste of time' - Financial Times

Donald Trump dismissed the prospect of talks with Pyongyang as pointless barely a day after his secretary of state said the US was using new channels of communication to weigh the possibility of negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear programme.and more »

On North Korea, China's interests are unchanged - The Interpreter

'Friendship Bridge' and 'Broken Bridge', which link China and North Korea, May 2017 (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images). By. Merriden Varrall · @MLVarrall. By. Merriden Varrall ,. COMMENTS. 29 September 2017 16:22. 1 Comment. 29 September 2017and more »

On China's border with North Korea, a constricted economic lifeline is still a lifeline - Washington Post

DANDONG, China — The trucks still rumble across the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, and a nearby pipeline still pumps crude oil to keep the regime alive in Pyongyang. But here in the Chinese city of Dandong, at the center of this country's trade with ...and more »

Rex Tillerson: US has direct lines of communication with North Korea - The Guardian

The United States is exploring whether North Korea is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Saturday. The disclosure came as Tillerson expressed hope ...and more »