Tillerson: U.S. In Direct Verbal Exchange With North Korea

| Andy Wong/Pool/AP Photo Tillerson: U.S. in direct communication with North KoreaSecretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the U.S. is in direct communication with North Korea and tensions between the two countries need to cool.
President Donald Trump has continued to ratchet up tensions with North Korea over the country’s refusal to back down from nuclear and missile testing.
“The whole situation is a bit overheated right now,” said Tillerson, according to media reports.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, walks by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept. 30, 2017.
“If North Korea would stop firing its missiles, that would calm things down a lot.”Story Continued BelowTillerson, the nation’s top diplomat, made those comments during a day of meetings in China with top officials and the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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