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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 »

US talking to North Korea 'directly,' Rex Tillerson says - ABC News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept. 30, 2017. more +. 0 Shares. Email. The Trump administration confirmed Saturday for the first ...and 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 »

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 »

US In Direct Contact With North Korea: 'We Do Talk To Them,' Tillerson Says - NPR

Updated 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday. As the United States grapples with how to contend with North Korea's nuclear weapons program that has been fueling a worsening war of words, the rhetoric took a decisively cooler tone Saturday when Secretary of State Rex ...and more »

N. Korean Defector Urges Continued Global Pressure on Pyongyang - Voice of America

Ji Seong-ho escaped North Korea when he was 24 and "there were both North Korean and Chinese soldiers guarding the border, who would shoot people to death if caught." Today, more than a decade later, he is a human rights activist, calling on the ...and more »

Tillerson to hold top-level talks in China as US tries to pressure North Korea - Business Insider

rex tillerson UN Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at a Security Council meeting on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 21, 2017 ...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 »

The US now acknowledges direct communication with North Korea - PRI

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a farm in this Sept. 29, 2017 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang. Credit: KCNA/Reuters. Washington has opened channels to North Korea to find out if the regime is ready to talk ...and more »