Tillerson admits the U.S. has direct channel of communication with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he holds a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington U.S

Tillerson admits the U.S. has direct channel of communication with North Korea

North Korea urged the U.S.to stop hostile policy toward the DPRK and reminded the American President that his actions could lead "to the end of the world".

The statement of the representative of the DPRK stated that the use of the United States "sanctions stick" and flights of strategic bombers near the borders of North Korea, are "acts of suicide", capable of turning the US into a "sea of fire" in the Wake of the nuclear disaster. "North Korean officials have shown no indication that they are interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization", she said.

Rex Tillerson confirmed that the United States is "probing" to see if the North Korean leader is willing to engage in talks despite tensions that remain risky. the Korean peninsula crisis, probably, reached its peak, so the global community is doing its best to untie this knot. "We have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang", said Tillerson.

"We are not in a dark situation, a blackout". Since President Donald Trump assumed office in January, the USA has reestablished a conciliatory back-channel.

South Korean officials have voiced concerns that North Korea could conduct more provocative acts near the anniversary of the founding of its communist party on October 10, or possibly when China holds its Communist Party Congress on October 18.

U.S. President Donald Trump earlier warned of dire consequences for the North, saying his country will have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

Trump and Xi will continue these dialogues in November, Tillerson said, adding that the leaders have "developed a very regular and close working relationship". "We do talk to them", he said, without elaborating.

Tillerson expressed hope for reducing tensions with North Korea, which is fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

Despite clashes over trade and North Korea, the two leaders appear to have forged a personal relationship.

Trump has repeatedly urged Xi to exert more economic pressure on Pyongyang to convince the renegade regime to give up its nuclear ambitions.

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