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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 »

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 »

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 »

US Has 'Lines of Communication' with North Korea, Tillerson Says - NBCNews.com

BEIJING, China — The United States has direct channels of communication with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday, adding that Washington was "probing" for potential dialogue with Pyongyang. “We are probing, so stay tuned,” ...and more »

Tillerson in China as US Presses North Korea Sanction Squeeze - NBCNews.com

BEIJING — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was holding top-level talks in China Saturday as the United States looks to tighten an economic squeeze on North Korea, hoping to force the regime to retreat from its nuclear arms and missile programs. The ...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 »

Tillerson: US In Contact With North Korea For Possible Nuke Negotiations - The Daily Caller

America's top diplomat revealed Saturday that the U.S. is in contact with North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Beijing that the U.S. has a few direct lines of communication with Pyongyang, and is in the process of probing whether ...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 »