Tillerson says US has direct channels to talk to North Korea
October 1, 2017
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North's nuclear and missile programs and the countries' leaders spar through bellicose name-calling.
Tillerson said the U.S. was probing North Korea's willingness to talk, and called for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, adding it was incumbent on the North to halt the missile launches.
"We have lines of communication to Pyongyang. We're not in a dark situation, a blackout," Ti...