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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 »

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 »

Tillerson in China to talk about North Korea, trade - Fox News

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears at news conference in Washington, June 21, 2017. (Associated Press). With President Donald Trump scheduled to visit China in November as part of an Asian tour, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in ...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 »

US directly communicating with North Korea, seeks dialogue - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue. The disclosure by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a ...and more »

Washington's back channel to Pyongyang - Fortune

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing today, where he met with Chinese president Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People to discuss North Korea and the agenda for President Trump's first visit to China in early November. The meeting ...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 »

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

BEIJING (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile ...and more »