Tillerson: US open to North Korea talks once Kim Jong Un holds his fire

The U.S. is open to talks with North Korea if it halts its testing of ballistic missiles, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a summit of Asian leaders Monday.
1:33 | 08/07/17

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Transcript for Tillerson: US open to North Korea talks once Kim Jong Un holds his fire
The best signal to North Korea could give us that they're prepared talk would stop these missile launches. We've not had. Extant in record time where there have not taken some topical provocative action. About launching. Ballistic missiles topic that would be the first stronger senator collectors and thus is just stop stop these missile launches. Obviously we have other means of communication open to them two in certainly hear from them they haven't is art want to talk. In terms of these most recent round of sanctions. Your point is well taken that. When he's actually have. And practical by on their revenues. I think perhaps the most the more important element of that is just the message that this sends to North Korea. Of how an acceptable in our international community fund what. To be. And I think also sends a strong message. Two. Two parties that we think can have some influence on north Koreans come to grips with the reality of what they're facing. That being China Russia. Shopping there. Again and their support for the Security Council resolution itself but they also sends a message. But I think the world is also expressing your view to China and Russia that we do have an expectation. That you will do everything you possibly can. To help North Korea understand the reality futures while remembering them through negotiated.

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