Breaking: US seeks unconditional dialog with North Korea

The march to peace is often harder than the march to war

Update: State Department walking back Tillerson’s “no preconditions for talks” comments below. Inquiring minds would like to know who is in charge really there.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert appeared to walk back statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for negotiations with North Korea. Nauert said Pyongyang would have to suspend weapons tests before talks could take place.

“We’re ready to talk anytime they’d like to talk,” Tillerson said on Tuesday, during a question-and-answer session at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. “We are ready to have the first meeting without preconditions. Let’s just meet.”

On Wednesday, Nauert said that Tillerson’s comments were not an announcement of a shift in US policy. North Korea would have to suspend its weapons program before any talks could talk place, “and we certainly haven’t seen that right now,” she said…JD

[ Editor’s Note: This will be a short intro. VT was right once again in our editorials and the numerous interviews we have given on the North Korean stand off. We had all of their nuclear testing which advanced their programs because we chose a show of force via increased war gaming which just made the situation worse.

It appears a coconut has fallen out of the tree and hit someone in the head in DC. God bless all the coconuts. Finally some grown ups have entered stage left. We hope the crazy people will be exiting stage right, and spare their blight… JD ]

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Frank Smith
Press TV, Seoul

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has said Washington would be willing to meet for talks with North Korea without preconditions. His comment represents a significant shift in the US policy of dialog over sanctions and pressure.

Also, South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, has described his country’s cooperation with China as critical to resolve the North Korea issue ahead of his visit to Beijing.


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