U.S. Secretary of State says America is not North Korea’s enemy

Euronews English - Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The US Secretary of state; Rex Tillerson says America does not wish to topple the North Korean government and would like dialogue with Pyongyang in the future but only if North Korea understands it can never be a nuclear power. Tillerson said: “We’re trying to convey to the North Koreans: we are not your enemy. We are not your threat, but you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond. And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that.” White House Press Secretary; Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked what President Trump’s stance was on North Korea after a Republican Senator, Lindsay Graham claimed Trump said he was willing to go to war. Sanders said: “The president obviously has been very outspoken about how he feels about North Korea. We are weighing up and keeping all options on the table and as we have said it many times before we are not going to broadcast what we are going to do and until that happens.” The developments come days after South Korea and the United States held a joint military exercise fifteen miles from the North Korean border.

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